Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Boosts ABC’s Democratic Convention Coverage

Disney-owned network’s 10 o’clock DNC broadcast beats NBC in total viewers

Last Updated: July 26, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

ABC and NBC tied in the key 18-49 demographic ratings with their respective Democratic National Convention coverage at 10 p.m. ET on Monday. In total viewers, the Disney-owned broadcaster owned the time slot alone.

Of course, it didn’t hurt that lead-in “The Bachelorette” was the top show of Monday primetime, which ABC won outright on an average basis.

Those two aforementioned networks tied across all of primetime on the first night of the Republican National Convention, exactly one week ago. NBC bested its competition in the 10 o’clock hour back then, however.

Last night, ABC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 5.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelorette” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 1.9/7 and 6.6 million total viewers. At 10, the DNC coverage got a 1.0/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.4/5 and in viewers with 5.1 million. “American Ninja Warrior” at 8 p.m. ET posted a 1.6/6 and 5.8 million viewers. At 10, NBC’s convention coverage had a 1.0/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

Fox and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.7/2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 2.6 million, Univision was fifth with 1.9 million. “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 p.m. ET was the only show on Fox’s schedule.

CBS and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.6 million.

For CBS, following reruns, the convention received a 0.5/2 and 2.6 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million, airing all repeats.