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Ratings: ‘The Bachelorette’ Hits Season High in Viewers, Dumps ‘American Ninja Warrior’

NBC finishes second on Monday

“The Bachelorette” beat up on its broadcast competition Monday when the ABC dating series hit a season high in total viewers.

As a direct result, ABC won primetime outright. Led by “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC finished in second.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelorette” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. earned a 1.5/8 and 5.6 million viewers. “Grand Hotel” at 10 received a 0.6/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and in viewers with 4.5 million. “American Ninja Warrior from 8-10 averaged a 0.9/4 and 4.8 million viewers. At 10, “Dateline” had a 0.7/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

Fox and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.5/3. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 2.3 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.5 million.

For Fox, “Beat Shazam” at 8 got a 0.6/3 and 2.5 million viewers. At 9, “So You Think You Can Dance” had a 0.5/2 and 2.1 million viewers.

CBS and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.3 million, airing all reruns; Univision was sixth with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 1 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” got a 0.2/1 and 903,000 viewers. A repeat followed.