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Primetime Ratings Monday: ABC Wins With ‘Bachelorette’ Premiere

Christian, Katie Thurston
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ABC won the Monday ratings battle easily, with the season premiere of The Bachelorette, which has Katie Thurston front row center, setting a good pace. ABC earned a 0.8 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. In second were NBC and Fox, both at 0.4/3. 

The Bachelorette got a hearty 0.9 across two hours, and the season finale of The Good  Doctor shot up 50% to 0.6. Chris Harrison is not hosting The Bachelorette after stepping back earlier this year. 

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NBC had two hours of American Ninja Warrior at 0.4 and 0.5, same as last week, then Small Fortune shrunk 33% for a 0.2.

Fox had Hell’s Kitchen at 0.6. Housebroken got a 0.3 and Duncanville a 0.2. All were level with last week. 

CBS, Telemundo and Univision all scored a 0.3/2. CBS had reruns across prime. 

Telemundo had Exatlon Estados Unidos up 50% to 0.3. La Suerte De Loli lost a tenth for a 0.3 and Cafe Con Aroma De Mujer scored a level 0.2.

On Univision it was Disenando Tu Amor and Si Nos Dejan at flat 0.4s, then La Hija Del Embajador off 33% for a 0.2.

The CW scored a 0.1/0 with repeats. 

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.