Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Season High Courts Another Monday Primetime Win for ABC

Uptick for “American Ninja Warrior” hands NBC second place

Last Updated: July 17, 2018 @ 10:21 AM

“The Bachelorette” is usually Monday primetime’s ratings darling, but it outdid itself last night, hitting a season high in total viewers that led ABC to another easy win in the all-important adults 18-49 range and total viewers, according to early numbers.

Along with that high overall eyeballs count, the latest installment of the Disney-owned broadcaster’s dating series also posted the show’s second highest number in the key demo for the current fourteenth season.

NBC came in second in the demo and total viewers for the evening thanks to a slight uptick in both measures for “American Ninja Warrior.”

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. From 8-10 p.m, “The Bachelorette” scored a 1.3/6 and 5.3 million viewers. “The Proposal” at 10 earned a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 5.1 million. “American Ninja Warrior” from 8-10 landed a 1.1/4 and 5.2 million viewers. At 10, “Dateline” received a 0.9/4 and 4.9 million viewers.

Telemundo was third in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.3 million.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.1 million. At 8, “So You Think You Can Dance” got a 0.6/3 and 2.4 million viewers. The rest of the broadcaster’s primetime block was filled with encores.

CBS was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and third in viewers with 2.8 million. Following a repeat of “TKO: Total Knock Out,” “Salvation” at 9 managed a 0.3/1 and 2.5 million viewers. At 10, “Elementary” took a 0.4/2 and 3.4 million viewers.

Univision and The CW tied for sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1.

The CW was sixth in viewers with 1.2 million. At 8, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” settled for a 0.3/2 and 1.4 million viewers. A fresh episode of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 9 had a 0.3/1 and 990,000 viewers, followed by a repeat of the program.

Univision was seventh in viewers with 1.1 million.