September 02, 2014 10:40am PT by Philiana Ng
TV Ratings: 'American Ninja Warrior,' 'Masterchef' Top Labor Day Holiday
With the fall television season approaching, it was a mixed bag for the Labor Day holiday.
Fox and NBC shared the Monday victory with a 1.6 average in primetime among adults 18-49 on the strength of Masterchef (5.4 million, 1.9) and American Ninja Warrior (5.8 million, 1.9), respectively. The programs were the top rated in primetime and both were steady.
Fox's Hotel Hell (3.9 million, 1.3), however, slipped three-tenths following Masterchef. NBC's Running Wild With Bear Grylls (3.9 million, 0.9) was down a tad from its most recent original in mid-August.
ABC's Bachelor in Paradise (4.7 million, 1.2) dropped another tenth, while the finale of Mistresses (3.5 million, 0.8) drew its largest audience in three weeks, though it was down a tenth in the ratings from the penultimate episode.
CBS' fall preview drew 4.7 million viewers and a 0.8 rating following a Big Bang Theory repeat while an original Under the Dome (6.3 million, 1.2) slipped another two-tenths.
The CW's America's Next Top Model (1.3 million, 0.4) was even.