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THE BACHELORETTE Is Monday's No. 1 TV Show With Season-High Viewership

With THE BACHELORETTE and a special preview of "Somewhere Between" at 10:00 p.m. ahead of its regular time period premiere on Tuesday in the same hour, ABC won Monday night in both Total Viewers (5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/5). Building to a season high in viewership, ABC's "The Bachelorette" registered as Monday's No. 1 TV program for the 2nd week running in Total Viewers (6.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.6/7).

The Network marked its most watched Monday this summer with entertainment programming.

"The Bachelorette" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 6.3 million and 1.6/7 in AD18-49): From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "The Bachelorette finished No. 1 in its 2-hour slot with Total Viewers (6.3 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.6/7), outdistancing runner-up NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" by double-digit percentages and its biggest margins this summer of 11% and 14%, respectively (5.7 million and 1.4/6). The ABC unscripted series also won its time period and stood as the night's No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-34.

"The Bachelorette" built for the 2nd consecutive week in Total Viewers (+2%) and held even with Adults 18-49, to score its most watched telecast this season.

"Somewhere Between" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.1 million and 0.6/2 in AD18-49):
In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's special preview of "Somewhere Between" drew in an average audience 3.1 million viewers and took 2nd place in the slot among Adults 18-49 (0.6/2), rising over the debut of "Still Star-Crossed" in the hour earlier this summer by 35% and 20%, respectively (2.3 million and 0.5/2 on 5/29/17).

Editors please note: "Somewhere Between" premieres in its regular time period tonight, Tuesday, July 25 at 10:00 p.m.

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, 7/24/17.

Photo credit: ABC/ Craig Sjodin and Eike Schroter

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