TV Ratings: 'American Ninja Warrior tops demo, Hillary Clinton special decent

By Kyle Johnson,

ABC's Hillary Clinton special with Diane Sawyer was no match for Jack Bauer or NBC's American Ninja Warrior on Monday night in the ratings, but still did manage to draw a decent audience.

Fox topped the night with a 1.6 rating in the 18-40 demographic and 5.475 million viewers. MasterChef dipped slightly to a 1.5 rating, while 24: Live Another Day slipped to a 1.6 in the demo, reports HitFix.

Right behind in the advertiser-important demo was NBC with a 1.5 rating and 4.62 million viewers. American Ninja Warrior, following on a Last Comic Standing repeat, was down slightly to a 1.7 rating, but still was the top program in the demo for the evening.

CBS narrowly beat out ABC with a stronger overall audience of 5.21 million viewers, but tied in the demo with a 1.0 rating. The network aired mainly repeats, with the exception of a new 48 Hours, which fell to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC averaged only 4.55 million viewers, with Sawyer's interview with Clinton doing all the heavy lifting with 6.1 million viewers and a 1.0 rating. The Bachelorette recap special snagged only a 0.9 in the demo, while Mistresses slumped to a 0.9 as well.

The CW took in a 0.5 rating and 1.3 million viewers. Whose Line Is It Anyway improved to a 0.7 rating, but Beauty and the Beast ticked down to a 0.3 in the demo.

image courtesy of Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com

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