‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Slips, but ABC Still Tops Monday’s Ratings

”American Ninja Warrior“ delivers total-viewer victory for NBC

“Bachelor in Paradise” slipped a bit from last week, but ABC still topped Monday in ratings among adults 18-49. The Disney-owned broadcast network settled for third place in terms of total viewers, however, behind the winner (by that metric) NBC and CBS, which averaged just 35,000 more primetime viewers than ABC.

Of course, these are the earliest-available Nielsen numbers, which are subject to adjustment. Still, CBS has to be pretty pleased with a second-place finish in viewers — especially considering it only aired reruns. Execs there are not going to be high-fiving over a fourth-place ranking in the key ratings demo, repeats or not.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio