Ratings: Shorter ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Drags ABC Down

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

"Bachelor in Paradise"

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.