Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Beats ‘American Ninja Warrior’ – and Everything Else – Again

ABC tops another Monday with primetime dating shows

Last Updated: July 24, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

Love is still in the air between “The Bachelorette” and its viewers.

ABC won another Monday thanks to its main summer dating competition, which was again the No. 1 show on broadcast television. Powered by “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC finished in second.

Both CBS and Fox settled for a fourth-place ratings ties with Spanish-language net Univision last night. Fellow en Espanol channel Telemundo finished in third among adults 18-49.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.94 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelorette” at 8 p.m. courted a 1.4/6 and 5.9 million viewers. At 10, “The Proposal” had a 0.7/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 4.85 million. “American Ninja Warrior” at 8 received a 1.0/5 and 5 million viewers. At 10, “Dateline NBC” got a 0.8/4 and 4.5 million viewers.

Telemundo was third in ratings with a 0.6/2, but fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

CBS, Fox and Univision all tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.2 million, Fox was fourth with 2.2 million, and Univision was seventh with 1.25 million.

For CBS, following reruns, “Salvation” at 9 had a 0.3/1 and 2.6 million viewers. At 10, “Elementary” got a 0.4/2 and 3.5 million viewers.

For Fox, “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 received a 0.6/3 and 2.6 million viewers. A rerun followed.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.31 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 had a 0.3/2 and 1.5 million viewers. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” got a 0.3/1 and 1.3 million viewers.