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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Proposal’ Premiere Probably Wishes It Didn’t Engage With ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Disney’s broadcast net still wins Monday thanks to ”The Bachelorette“

ABC’s “The Proposal” premiered on Monday, when NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” broke up its reception at 10 p.m.

However, thanks to two hours of “The Bachelorette,” the Disney-owned broadcast network still won primetime outright. NBC finished second in ratings, but third in terms of total viewers.

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 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelorette” at 8 posted a 1.4/6 and 5.7 million viewers. At 10, “The Proposal” debut received a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and third in viewers with 3.9 million. “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers. At 9, two hours of “American Ninja Warrior” averaged a 1.0/4 and 4.2 million viewers.

CBS, Fox and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.6. The English-language nets both had a 3 share, Telemundo got a 2. CBS was second in total viewers with 4.3 million, Fox was fourth with 2.7 million, and Telemundo was seventh with 1.3 million.

For CBS, following reruns, an original “Elementary” at 10 received a 0.6/3 and 4.6 million viewers.

For Fox, a new hour of “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers. A repeat followed.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.4 million. The “Supergirl” season finale at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million viewers. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 9 received a 0.3/1 and 959,000 viewers. A rerun followed.