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Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ and ABC Top Monday, Which Saw SCOTUS Nomination Cut Into Primetime

The 21 minutes starting at 9 p.m. ET are subject to significant revision when final Nielsens come in

Much to the dismay of “Bachelorette” fans, we got a new Supreme Court Justice nominee on Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. The broadcast networks cut into primetime for the 21-minute presidential address, though that ultimately didn’t derail ABC on Monday.

Due to the 21-minute interruption, the below Nielsen numbers are subject to significant adjustment.

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 5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Starting a 8, a two-hour “The Bachelorette” averaged a 1.4/6 and 5.7 million viewers. “The Proposal” at 10 had a 0.8/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 4.5 million. “American Ninja Warrior” from 8-10 averaged a 1.0/4 and 4.9 million viewers. “Dateline NBC” at 10 got a 0.7/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.1 million. “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 received a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers.

Telemundo was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.3 million.

CBS and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.2 million, Univision was seventh with 1.204 million.

For CBS, repeats ran from 8-10, with the exception of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination for the east coast. At 10, an original “Salvation” settled for a 0.3/1 and 2.6 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and sixth in viewers with 1.207 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” got a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. A rerun followed.