ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” took top honors in the ratings on Monday night, delivering the evening’s best performance in the key 18-49 demographic and leading the network to a first-place tie with NBC, according to preliminary numbers.
ABC and NBC both averaged a 1.2 rating/4 share in the 18-49 demo, with NBC taking second in total viewers with 4.5 million compared to third-place ABC’s 4.1 million. “Bachelor in Paradise” at 8 p.m. was the night’s top-rated and most-watched show, posting a 1.8/6 — a 20 percent jump over last week — with 5.5 million total viewers. “Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise” the following hour leaped a whopping 57 percent over last week to a 1.1/3 and had 4 million total viewers. “The Whispers” at 10 enjoyed a 20 percent week-to-week rise, posting a 0.6/2 with 2.7 million total viewers.
NBC had its good news and bad news in the ratings Monday night. From 8 to 10, a clip show of “American Ninja Warrior” drew a strong 1.4/5 rating, the second-best ratings of the night, and had 5.3 million total viewers. However, “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” at 10 took a tumble, falling 29 percent from its last original episode two weeks ago to a 1.0/3, tying a series low. “Running Wild” drew 3.1 million total viewers.
Fox was third in ratings and fourth in total viewers for the night with a 0.9/3 and 3 million. The network’s primetime slate was filled by “So You Think You Can Dance,” which was even with last week.
CBS aired repeats for the night, but was still the evening’s most-watched network with 4.7 million total viewers. In the demo, the network averaged a 0.8/3, tying Univision for fourth place.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings and seventh in total viewers with a 0.7/2 and 1.5 million.
The CW drew seventh place in ratings and sixth in total viewers with a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 posted a 0.6/2 with 2.2 million total viewers, while “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” at 9 pulled even with a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million total viewers. “Significant Mothers” at 9:30 had a 0.3/1 with 1.3 million total viewers.