So much for that NBC winning streak
“The Bachelorette” Season 17 finale dominated primetime Monday, airing on ABC against new episodes of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” and “The Wall” on the first night after the Closing Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, per initial Nielsen data. That marks the end of NBC’s winning streak, which lasted throughout the 16-day Summer Games.
ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. From 8-11, Katie Thurston’s “The Bachelorette” finale and “After the Final Rose” special scored that combined rating and total viewer tally.