Primetime Ratings: ‘Bachelorette’ Finishes Strong

ABC was a big winner Monday, with two hours of the Bachelorette season finale rating a 2.5 in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights. That was up from 1.6 last week, and the 2.4 in last year’s finale. Add in the Bachelorette after-show at 2.3, and ABC did a 2.4 for the night, with a 9 share.

NBC scored a 1.4/5, as American Ninja Warrior rated a flat 1.6 and Running Wild With Bear Grylls a 1.1, down 15% from last summer’s debut.

CBS and Fox were at 0.7/2. CBS was in repeats while Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance did a flat 0.7 across prime.

The CW had a pair of repeated episodes of Supergirl. Formerly on CBS, the show has moved to The CW.

Michael Malone

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.