"Bachelor in Paradise" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 4.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00pm, "Bachelor in Paradise" held steady week to week among Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 1.3/4).
"Mistresses" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.5 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49):
During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC's season finale of "Mistresses" was up week to week in Total Viewers (+9% - 3.5 million vs. 3.2 million) and held even in Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.9/3), drawing its biggest overall audience in 3 weeks - since 8/11/14.
TV Playback for Season 2: "Mistresses" is seeing bigger increases via TV playback during its second season, from its from Live + Same Day to Live + 7 Day numbers. On average, ABC's "Mistresses" is gaining 60% in Adults 18-49 in its sophomore season, up from a 50% increase during its freshman season.
A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 49% currently, from 48% at the same point in 2013. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/1/14.