Primetime Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Is Best on ABC
ABC won broadcast honors Monday, with The Bachelorette leading the way. ABC scored a 1.6 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, alongside a 6 share. The Bachelorette did a flat 1.9 before Democratic convention coverage drew a 1.0 on ABC. (ABC scored a 0.7 on the first day of Republican National Convention coverage last Monday.)
NBC scored a 1.4/5, with American Ninja Warrior at 1.6, down 6%, and convention coverage at 1.0. (It did a 1.1 on opening night of the RNC.)
Fox had a 0.7/2, with So You Think You Can Dance running across primetime, flat with the week before.
CBS drew a 0.6/2, with repeats leading into DNC coverage’s 0.5—same as last week at the RNC.
The CW weighed in at 0.4/1, with repeats of Mad TV’s 20th anniversary celebration and Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.