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Ratings: ‘The Bachelorette’ Hits Season-High Viewership With Hometown Dates Round

NBC still ties ABC atop key 18-49 demo, wins in total viewers

ABC and NBC tied atop the advertiser-coveted Nielsen ratings demographic on Monday, with NBC finishing first among total viewers thanks to “American Ninja Warrior.”

But ABC still got a boost from “The Bachelorette” since Rachel Lindsay’s hometown dates round set a new season-high among overall viewers. Unfortunately, a “Battle of the Network Stars” rerun at 10 p.m. ruined the Disney network’s primetime averages.

NBC and ABC wouldn’t end up as the only demo tie of the night.

NBC and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. ABC was second in viewers with 4.9 million.

For NBC, the two-hour “Ninja Warrior” at 8 earned a 1.4/6 and 5.8 million viewers. At 10, “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” had a 1.0/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Bachelorette” at 8 scored a 1.6/6 and 6.1 million viewers.

CBS and Fox tied for third in the ratings, both with a 0.6/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.6 million, airing all repeats; Fox was fourth with 2.3 million.

For Fox, “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 received a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers. At 9, “Superhuman” got a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.6 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 961,000. Between reruns, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” managed a 0.2/1 and 945,000 viewers.

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