Monday TV Ratings 8/24/20: Republican Convention Lower Than Last Week’s Democratic Convention, Love Island Returns Low (UPDATED)

While last week was the Democratic National Convention, this week was the Republicans' time to shine. Prominent Republican figures such as Nikki Haley, Matt Gaetz, Tim Scott, Jim Jordan, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr., and Steve Scalise appeared to make the case for Donald Trump's second term. Ratings for the convention weren't much different than last week's Democratic Convention.

NBC had another 0.4/0.5 prelim for their American Ninja Warrior repeat, leading into a 0.3 for their Republican Convention coverage, in-line with their Democratic Convention coverage from Monday (it later adjusted up to 0.4, and this can, as well) and eight tenths below their coverage for the first night of the event in 2016.

ABC's lineup was also essentially unchanged, ratings-wise. Repeats of Thursday game shows Holey Moley and To Tell the Truth matched last week's airings, and their convention coverage was steady at last week's 0.3 preliminary number (like NBC's coverage, it later adjusted up in the final ratings).

CBS brought back Love Island to expectedly little success. Its 0.4 start is below the ratings it got for its premiere week in 2019, but relatively in-line with most of its season one ratings. Their RNC coverage was at a 0.2, steady with last week and again placing them last among the big three.

Fox aired The King's Speech to little success with a 0.2.

The CW had an original Whose Line? at 0.2, followed by a Whose Line? also at 0.2 and an original Penn & Teller: Fool Us, also at 0.2.

Finals Update: The repeat of American Ninja Warrior (-0.1) adjusted down.

18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMAmerican Ninja Warrior (R)0.4/32.50NBC

Holey Moley (R)0.4/32.43ABC

Love Island (P)0.4/31.89CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.2/11.00The CW

The King's Speech0.2/21.44Fox
8:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.2/10.93The CW
9 PMTo Tell the Truth (R)0.3/22.27ABC
Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.2/11.01The CW
10 PM2020 Republican National Convention0.3/21.74NBC

2020 Republican National Convention0.3/21.98ABC

2020 Republican National Convention0.2/21.48CBS

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