THE BACHELORETTE: THE MEN TELL ALL Ranks as Monday's Top-Rated Show
With THE BACHELORETTE: THE MEN TELL ALL and TO TELL THE TRUTH ABC ranked No. 1 on Monday night in both Total Viewers (5.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/5-tie) for the 2nd week in a row. With "The Men Tell All" edition, ABC's "The Bachelorette" stood as Monday's top-rated TV program for the 3rd straight week with Adults 18-49 (1.5/6) over NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" (1.4/6).
"The Bachelorette" (8:00-10:00 p.m. - 5.7 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC's "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All" won its 2-hour slot over NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" by 7% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/6 vs. 1.4/6) and dominated by 75% in Adults 18-34 (1.4/7 vs. 0.8/5).
"The Men Tell All" built over its year-ago telecast (on Tuesday, 7/26/16 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. = 5.1 million and 1.4/5) by 12% in Total Viewers and by 7% in Adults 18-49, respectively.
"To Tell the Truth" (10:00-11:00 p.m. - 3.8 million and 0.8/3 in AD18-49):
In the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's "To Tell the Truth" opened at No. 1 in the slot with Adults 18-49 (0.8/3-tie), doubling the debut of CBS' newsmagazine "CBSN: On Assignment" (+100% - 0.4/2). The ABC game show also won the hour and outdelivered the CBS newsmagazine debut by 1.0 million viewers (3.8 million vs. 2.8 million) and by 43% in Adults 25-54 (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2).
ABC's "To Tell the Truth" surged by double digits from its most recent telecast (3.1 million and 0.6/3 on 7/5/17) in Total Viewers (+23%) and Adults 18-49 (+33%) for the show's best numbers since January - since 1/29/17, topping its most recent 4 original airings.
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, 7/31/17.
Photo credit: ABC/ Paul Hebert