THE BACHELORETTE Is Monday's No. 1 Show; Hits Season High in Viewers
With THE BACHELORETTE airing into a repeat "Battle of the Network Stars," ABC ranked No. 1 on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5-tied with NBC), as "The Bachelorette" was the night's No. 1 program in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC improved over the previous Monday in Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+18%), matching its strongest non-sports performance on the night this summer among young adults.
"The Bachelorette" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 6.1 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "The Bachelorette" ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers (6.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.6/6), leading the 2-hour slot over runner-up NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" in both measures (5.8 million and 1.4/6, respectively). The ABC unscripted series also won its 2-hour time period and ranked as the night's No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
"The Bachelorette" built week to week in Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+14%) to deliver its most watched telecast so far this season.
Projections Rationale: Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2016-17 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 7/17/17.
Photo credit: ABC/ Rodrigo Varela