9:58am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Rising 'Ninja Warrior' Bests 'Bachelorette'
Summer's tight race between NBC's American Ninja Warrior and ABC's The Bachelorette swung back in NBC's favor on Monday night. A new episode of the physical competition improved two-tenths of a point from last week, averaging a 2.0 rating in the key demo of adults 18-49.
NBC also had an even episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls (1.2 adults), giving NBC a demo victory for the night.
The Bachelorette was even with the prior episode's 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, as was a new Whispers (0.9 adults) at 10 p.m.
So You Think You Can Dance matched last week's 1.0 rating in the key demo on Fox, and The CW's block of Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.5 adults), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.4 adults) and Cedric's Barber Battle (0.2 adults) held steady.