Ratings: Shorter ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Drags ABC Down

Disney-owned broadcast network still squeaks past CBS to tie for second in the key demo

Last Updated: September 6, 2017 @ 9:06 AM

ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” did fine last night in Nielsen’s TV ratings, it’s just too bad the show was only an hour this week.

Swapping out a second 60 minutes of the reality dating competition for a “Black-ish” rerun didn’t do ABC any favors, though the Disney-owned broadcast network did manage to still finish in a second place tie in the key 18-49 demographic. ABC settled for third last night among total viewers.

So who won, already? Chill, it was NBC. “America’s Got Talent” again dominated primetime — we figured you knew that would happen by now.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “AGT” at 8 p.m. scored a 2.5/10 and 13 million viewers. At 10, “Hollywood Game Night” had a 1.1/4 and 4.6 million viewers.

ABC and Telemundo tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. ABC third in total viewers with 2.8 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.59 million.

For ABC, the “Bachelor” spinoff at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 4.4 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Somewhere Between” got a 0.4/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2, but second in viewers with 5.9 million, airing all reruns.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fourth in viewers with 1.64 million.

Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million, running repeats.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 827,000, also airing just reruns.