ABC Wins Monday With 'Bachelor in Paradise' at a Season High and 'To Tell the Truth' Up 14%

ABC Wins Monday With 'Bachelor in Paradise' at a Season High and 'To Tell the Truth' Up 14%

ABC won Monday in adults 18-49 with 'Bachelor in Paradise' as the number 1 show. 'Bachelor in Paradise' spiked by over 20% week to week for season highs and 'To Tell the Truth' surged 14% to its top rating since January in adults 18-49.

Monday (8/28/17) - ABC Total Viewer and Adults 18-49 Projections:
"Bachelor in Paradise": L3 = 6.5 million/2.1 rating and L7 = 6.8 million/2.3 rating
"To Tell the Truth": L3 = 3.5 million/0.9 rating and L7 = 3.6 million/0.9 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. - 4.7 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):
Returning to its regular lineup after the prior week, with the Presidential Address airing in the middle of prime at 9:00 p.m., ABC won Monday night in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5). ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise" stood as Monday's No. 1 TV program for the 3rd straight week in Adults 18-49.

"Bachelor in Paradise" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 5.4 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise" beat out NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" in the 2-hour time slot by 7% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6 vs. 1.5/6) and nearly doubled the NBC unscripted series in Adults 18-34 (+88% - 1.5/8 vs. 0.8/4).

• "Bachelor in Paradise" surged over the prior week by 1.1 million viewers (5.4 million vs. 4.3 million) and spiked 23% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6 vs. 1.3/5) hitting season highs.

"To Tell the Truth" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.3 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49):
In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "To Tell the Truth" nearly tied NBC's "Midnight, Texas" for No. 1 in the hour among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.9/4) and won the time slot with Adults 18-34.

• ABC's To "Tell the Truth" grew 14% from its most recent telecast in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3 on 7/31/17) to deliver the show's top rating since January - since 1/29/17, topping its most recent 5 telecasts.

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.

Photo credit: ABC/Paul Hebert and Ron Tom

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