TV Ratings 7/31/17: TTTT Monday Debut Goes OK, CBSN Anemic, Midnight Holds Up Well (UPDATED)

Monday was another eventful night for broadcast TV. CBS debuted a new show, CBSN: On Assignment, for some reason. The series received a decent amount of promotion, but you couldn't tell by its ratings. It could only tie the Scorpion repeat from last week, and it flopped hard. But it's not like this is unexpected, it has a 0.5 for a lead-in and is airing at 10 deep into the Summer. But hey, it's only a tenth below Zoo and Candy Crush, which have lead-ins of almost 4x the lead-in of CBSN. So that's something to its credit. It was surrounded by repeats of comedies at 0.6/0.5/0.5/0.5. ABC had the Men Tell All special of the Bachelorette, and the series surprisingly was down only a tenth, rating above 2016's special. Behind it was the Monday debut of To Tell the Truth. It went okay, with a two tenth increase for ABC's only Summer game show that will air in fall. ABC has treated this show so weird, and the show actually won't even be on next week, so this will be its only week with the Bachelorette lead-in. Over on NBC, Summer's only new scripted show that isn't a colossal failure,
Midnight, Texas, was down a tenth to a decent-but-unspectacular 0.8. Its lead-in was a stead American Ninja Warrior. Fox had the finale of flop Superhuman, and it truly went out with a whimper with a 0.5, but at least it's steady. Also steady is SYTYCD, which expands to two hours next week. The CW had a switcheroo in its schedule, and Hooten & the Lady is now the 9 PM Monday series, replacing Whose Line?, which moves to Thursday. Hooten kept chugging along at 0.2, a tenth below last week's Whose Line? original/repeat combo.

Finals Update: To Tell the Truth (-0.1) adjusted down.
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Bachelorette1.5/65.67ABC

American Ninja Warrior1.4/65.85NBC

So You Think You Can Dance0.7/32.63Fox

Kevin Can Wait (R)0.6/33.80CBS

Supergirl (R)0.2/11.00The CW
8:30 PMSuperior Donuts (R)0.5/23.12CBS
9 PMMom (R)0.5/23.22CBS

Superhuman (F)0.5/21.81Fox

Hooten & the Lady0.2/10.91The CW
9:30 PMLife In the Pieces (R)0.5/22.93CBS
10 PMMidnight, Texas0.8/43.32NBC

To Tell the Truth0.7/33.78ABC

CBSN: On Assignment (Ser. Prem.)0.4/22.78CBS

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