Ratings: ‘The Proposal’ Finale Rejected, Ties Series Low

ABC and NBC split the key demo, but “Ninja Warrior” brings latter network total-viewers win

Last Updated: August 28, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

“The Proposal” wasn’t accepted by many viewers Monday night, tying a series low in the key adults 18-49 range for its Season 1 finale, according to overnight numbers from Nielsen.

And while its home network, ABC, still tied for first in the key demo with NBC for the evening, it was the latter network who won the overall eyeballs trophy, thanks to another highly-rated “American Ninja Warrior.”

ABC and NBC tied for first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share and 1.0/4, respectively, in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers.

NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million. “American Ninja Warrior” posted a 1.1 rating/5 share and 5.8 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., tying its season high among total viewers. The network aired a repeat of “America’s Got Talent” at 10 p.m.

ABC was second in total viewers with 3.9 million. “Bachelor in Paradise” drew a 1.2/6 and 4.6 million viewers from 8 to 10 p.m., but the network was dragged down by “The Proposal’s” 0.5 demo rating/2 share and 2.4 million total viewer count.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.7 million, airing “So You Think You Can Dance?” from 8 to 10 p.m.

Telemundo was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

Univision and CBS tied for fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2.

CBS was third in viewers with 3.2 million. The network aired repeats during the 8 p.m. hour, while “Salvation” garnered a 0.3/1 and 2.6 million total viewers. At 10 p.m., “Elementary” drew a 0.5/2 and 3.6 million total viewers.

Univision was sixth in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.4 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” posted a 0.3 rating/2 and 1.6 million total viewers at 8 p.m. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” drew a 0.3/1 and 1.2 million viewers, followed by a repeat at 9:30 p.m.