9:16am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'American Ninja Warrior' Tops, 'Reverie' Disappoints
NBC and Fox split a demo victory on Wednesday night thanks to two returned reality series.
The unscripted-heavy night included the season premiere of American Ninja Warrior, which was off a shade in its move from Mondays. The show netted a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. That was still enough to place it just above MasterChef on Fox. The return of the culinary competition averaged a 1.1 rating in the key demo across two episodes.
NBC also put out the series premiere of summer drama Reverie. It came in with a lackluster 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and just shy of 3 million viewers, though expectations couldn't have been terribly high. In head-to-head competition, it lost the 10 o'clock hour to CBS' canceled Code Black (0.7 adults).
The CW aired a new episode of The Originals (0.3 adults).