ABC will definitely accept this rose — and outcome: “The Bachelorette” season finale ticked up four percent Monday night versus its previous summer run.
Last year, the show adjusted up one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point when final figures came out. That remains to be seen for last night.
ABC was first in ratings with a 2.4 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelorette” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 2.5/9 and 8.4 million viewers. “After the Final Rose” at 10 posted a 2.3/8 and 8.1 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 1.4/5 and in viewers with 4.9 million. “American Ninja Warrior” at 8 p.m. ET put up a 1.6/6 and 5.8 million viewers. “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” premiered at 10 to a 1.1/4 and 3.2 million viewers.
CBS, Fox and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.7/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.9 million, airing all reruns; Fox was fourth with 2.7 million, with just “So You Think Can Dance” on its schedule; Telemundo was fifth with 1.65 million.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.64 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.57 million, running just repeats.