Delayed-Viewing Ratings: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Catches Up to ‘AGT,’ VMAs Grow 22% (Chart)

See the Top 20 shows — including three days’ worth of catch-up viewing — from last week

Last Monday’s “Bachelor in Paradise” has officially caught up with the following evening’s “America’s Got Talent,” thanks to delayed-viewing TV ratings.

Those two unscripted broadcast competitions now boast a 1.6 rating each among adults 18-49, the most-coveted demographic for advertisers on entertainment programming, according to Nielsen’s Live + 3 Day measurement. Inclusive of the 72 hours following their respective telecasts, “AGT” nearly doubles “Bachelor in Paradise” in total viewers, with 10.5 million compared with 5.6 million.

With each passing TV season, appointment viewing feels like more and more of a relic from a simpler time — one with no DVRs or streaming services. Nielsen’s Live + Same Day ratings, still reported each day by TheWrap and other publications, no longer tell the full story of an episode’s success — or its lack thereof.

Welcome to the future.

Now, back to an update on the very recent past. Tying for bronze in the key demo are last Tuesday’s “Bachelor in Paradise” and last Wednesday’s “Big Brother.” The rest of the Top 10 include two more “Big Brother”…

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • • Twitter: @tonymaglio