- FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars took a two-tenth hit in the finals, putting it at a slightly disappointing 2.1 that's down double digits year-to-year. It could only tie American Ninja Warrior (2.1), which got a finals uptick. ESPN's Monday Night Football doubleheader opened up on the year-to-year upside with a 5.9 for the opener (vs. 5.2 last year) and a 5.3 for the nightcap (vs 5.1 last year). Full table to come tomorrow.
- The first big four entertainment series telecast of the new fall season, ABC's fall premiere of Dancing with the Stars (2.3), is pending an Atlanta Monday Night Football preemption and may adjust down in finals. At the moment, this 2.3 would be down just a tenth from last fall's premiere and above the 2.1 spring 2015 premiere. A 10/9c special called "#DanceBattle America" (1.1) retained less than 50% of its lead-in in the prelims.
- NBC's three-hour finale of American Ninja Warrior (2.0) was pretty close to its summer average, building as high as a 2.3 at 10:30. This was a tenth above the three-hour telecast on this night last year. And Fox's So You Think You Can Dance closed up shop with a paltry 0.8, inching up from last week's series low but down enormously from the 1.3 finale on a Wednesday last summer.
- CBS' final night of Monday summer repeats included soon-to-premiere The Big Bang Theory (1.6) at the beginning, but it is also likely to adjust down due to MNF.
|Dancing with the Stars||2.1||20%||n/a||n/a||n/a||1/1||-13%||+83%||-13%||2.4|
|The Big Bang Theory (R)||1.4||27%||+8%||+8%||1.7|
|The Odd Couple (R)||1.0||28%||+0%||+0%||1.4|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (R)||0.8||19%||+14%||-50%||1.3|
|American Ninja Warrior||2.1||43%||+24%||+0.4||n/a||1/15||n/a||+43%||+13%||2.5|
|So You Think You Can Dance||0.8||41%||+14%||+0.1||n/a||13/16||n/a||+14%||-60%||1.2|
|Penn and Teller: Fool Us||0.5||43%||-17%||-0.1||n/a||4/10||n/a||+25%||+43%||0.7|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway?||0.3||36%||-57%||-0.4||-0.1||16/19||n/a||+0%||-40%||0.5|