9:45am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Ninja Warrior' Dips on Labor Day
NBC nabbed a victory on Labor Day, with American Ninja Warrior narrowly topping ABC's Bachelor in Paradise.
Ninja Warrior, like much of the rest of the broadcast lineup, was down given the holiday-related decline in TV usage. It averaged a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, off nearly 25 percent from last Monday's. Running Wild With Bear Grylls fetched a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.
Bachelor in Paradise, off just two-tenths of a point from last Monday's rating, helped ABC pull second place with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 before a steady Mistresses (0.5 adults).
So You Think You Can Dance was down to a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 on Fox.