ABC's BACHELOR IN PARADISE Up from Season Premiere in Total Viewers
BACHELOR IN PARADISE (8-10pm - 3.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): Up against the start of NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Steelers-Vikings) and CBS' Big Brother at 8pm, ABC's BACHELOR IN PARADISE was up from its week-earlier premiere on the night in Total Viewers (+3% - 3.7 million vs. 3.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (+9% - 1.2/4 vs. 1.1/4). The ABC unscripted series built 33% on its Adult 18-49 lead-in and grew from its first hour to its second hour (+9%) to rank as the #1 non-sports program from 9-10pm.Bachelor in Paradise continued to improve its 2-hour time period by double digits year to year for ABC, shooting up 50% in Adults 18-49 from the year-ago night with original programming (Wipeout/Rising Star = 0.8/3 on 8/10/14). Last Sunday's premiere (on 8/2/15) of BACHELOR IN PARADISE scored the series' biggest-ever Live + 3 playback gains, surging 45% among Adults 18-49 and 1.1 million Total Viewers over its L+SD numbers. In fact the +45% L+3 jump for BACHELOR IN PARADISE was the 2nd-largest L+3 playback increase for any unscripted series telecast on the major nets this summer, behind only the 5/25/15 telecast of ABC's THE BACHELORETTE (+50%).
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