Young adults tuned in to the “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 7 finale last night, but their parents sure didn’t.
The dating competition’s home network, ABC, finished first in the key 18-49 demographic last night — but it settled for a distant third place in terms of total viewers. CBS drew the most overall eyeballs during Tuesday’s primetime period.
Also of note last night was a storyline on Fox’s “The Resident.” Emily VanCamp exited the Fox medical drama, which means her character, nurse-practitioner Nicolette “Nic” Nevin, also had to go. Find out how the longtime female lead, who played the wife of Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry), was written off “The Resident” here.
ABC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 2.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those were the three-hour averages of the “Bachelor in Paradise” conclusion, which filled up the entirety of ABC’s 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. primetime.
The “Bachelor in Paradise” contestants who got engaged at the end of Season 7 included Joe & Serena P., Kenny & Mari and Riley & Maurissa.
CBS, NBC and ABC all schedule 8-11, while Fox and The CW do not nationally program the 10 o’clock hour.
NBC was second in ratings with a 0.6 and in total viewers with 4.9 million. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. posted a 0.8 rating and 6.9 million total viewers. At 9, “La Brea” put up a 0.6 rating and 4.9 million total viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 had a 0.3 rating and 2.9 million total viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.5, but first in total viewers with 5.9 million. “FBI” at 8 drew a 0.5 rating and 6.4 million total viewers. At 9, “FBI: International” received a 0.5 rating and 5.9 million viewers. “FBI: Most Wanted” at 10 got a 0.5 rating and 5.5 million total viewers.
So CBS may not have been near the top in the demo, but it was sure consistent.
Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.4 and in total viewers with 2.2 million. “The Resident” at 8 had a 0.4 rating and 3 million total viewers. “Our Kind of People” at 9 got a 0.3 rating and 1.4 million total viewers.
The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in total viewers with 451,000. “DC’s Stargirl” at 8 had a 0.1 rating and 488,000 total viewers. At 9, “Supergirl” got a 0.1 rating and 414,000 total viewers.
We do not have early Nielsen numbers for Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.