"The Bachelorette: Men Tell All" is most-watched show despite taking a hit in the demo
ABC's "The Bachelorette: Men Tell All" tied a season low Monday night, while NBC's "Fear Factor" and "American Ninja Warrior" bounced back after experiencing series lows last week, according to preliminary numbers. Fox took an overall win thanks to Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef."
Fox took first place in both the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers with a 2.6 rating/8 share, and in total viewers with 6.3 million. Both "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef" inched up from last week, essentially tying for first. "Hell's Kitchen" at 8 p.m. posted a 2.6/8 in the demo and 6.2 million total viewers, while "MasterChef" the following hour drew a 2.6/7 and 6.3 million total viewers.
ABC came in second in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.8/5 and 5.6 million. "The Bachelorette: Men Tell All" at 8 dropped 12 percent from the previous week, taking a 2.2/6 and tying its season low, excluding specials. The good news for the show? It attracted 7 million total viewers, which made it the most-watched program of the night. "The Glass House" at 10, which has been struggling since its June premiere, ran even with last week's series low for a 1.0/3. It drew 2.8 million total viewers.
Univision took third place in ratings and fourth in total viewers with an average 1.5/4 and 3.9 million.
NBC came in fourth in ratings and fifth in total viewers with an average 1.4/4 and 3.8 million. Both "Fear Factor" at 8 and "American Ninja Warrior" at 9 rebounded from series lows last week, with "Fear Factor" inching up 7 percent to a 1.5/5. It took 4.2 million total viewers. "American Ninja Warrior" grew 21 percent in the demo for a 1.7/5 and drew 4.5 million total viewers. A "Grimm" repeat followed at 10.
CBS, which ran repeats throughout the night, came in fifth in ratings and third in total viewers with a 1.1/3 and 4.9 million.