Becca and her boys brought ABC first place in Nielsen ratings and total viewers Monday night, with a fresh episode of “The Bachelorette,” according to preliminary numbers.
The dating competition series dipped a bit from last week’s installment, but won as one of the only new programs on the Big 4 networks for the evening, and easily tackled Fox’s second week of “So You Think You Can Dance” in the 8 p.m. time slot.
And while “SYTYCD” held steady against its premiere seven days ago, it didn’t post high enough numbers to win in a dance-off with CBS and NBC for eyeballs and the all-important adults 18-49 age range — even though the two broadcasters aired mainly reruns.
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 4.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8, “The Bachelorette” earned a 1.4/6 and 5.5 million viewers. It was followed by a repeat of “The $100,00 Pyramid”
NBC was second in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 2.9 million, filling the night with reruns.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.6/2 and second in viewers with 4.2 million. At 10, “Elementary,” the lineup’s sole fresh episode, managed 0.6/2 and 4.3 million viewers.
Fox, Telemundo and Univision tied for fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2.
Fox was fourth in viewers with 2.4 million. “So You Think You Can Dance?” at 8 settled for a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers. It was followed by an encore of “9-1-1.”
Univision was fifth in viewers with 1.6 million.
Telemundo was sixth in viewers with 1.3 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million. At 8, “Supergirl” received a 0.4/2 and 1.8 million viewers. At 9, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” got a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers, which was followed by a repeat.