Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Hits 2-Year High With Second Half of Hannah’s Twist Finale

Hannah B’s final rose beat Becca Kufrin’s by 17% in the key demo and 10% in total viewers

Part 2 of Hannah Brown’s “Bachelorette” finale scored big for ABC Tuesday night, taking the honor of primetime’s top program and hitting a two-year high for the show.

From 8-10 p.m., “The Bachelorette” scored a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.4 million total viewers, rising 17% and 10%, respectively, from Becca Kufrin’s, year-ago season closer, which posted a 1.8 rating and 6.7 million total viewers.

The 2018 finale aired as a three-hour special on a Monday last August, while Brown’s big decision was split into a two-parter, with the first half broadcasted on Monday and the twist conclusion, which you can read about here, spilling over into Tuesday.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. From 8-10, “The Bachelorette” earned the above-mentioned rating and viewer tally, along with a 10 share. It was followed by a repeat.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and first in viewers with 6.5 million. At 8, “America’s Got Talent” put up a 1.2/6 and 7.9 million viewers. At 10, “Bring the Funny” brought a 0.7/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

Telemundo was third in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.103 million.

CBS, Fox and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.3/2. CBS was third in viewers with 2.4 million, Fox was fourth with 1.2 million, and Univision was sixth with 1.06 million.

For CBS, “Love Island” at 8 settled for a 0.4/2 and 2 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Blood & Treasure” at 10 managed a 0.3/1 and 2.7 million viewers.

Fox aired only encores.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 581,000. At 8, “Pandora” got a 0.1/1 and 561,000 viewers. At 10, “The 100” closed the night with a 0.2/1 and 602,000 viewers.

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • @jmaas421