Primetime Ratings Monday: ABC Wins With Booming ‘Bachelorette’

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ABC won the Monday ratings race, with The Bachelorette leading the way. ABC scored a 0.9 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. That easily beat the 0.3/2 put up by CBS, NBC and Univision. 

The Bachelorette season finale is Dec. 22. It got a 1.2 across two hours, up from last week’s 1.0 and 0.9. The Bachelorette led into a rerun of CMA Country Christmas

Ratings were weak on the competition. CBS had comedy repeats and Kid of the Year at 0.2, then a Bull rerun. 

NBC had reruns of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Musical and Weakest Link

On Univision it was Vencer El Desamor down 20% to 0.4 and Imperio de Mentiras at a flat 0.3, then Dulce Ambicion off 33% to 0.2.

Fox and Telemundo both scored a 0.2/1. Fox had Next up a tenth for a 0.2 and a Cosmos: Possible Worlds repeat. 

On Telemundo it was El Domo del Dinero at a flat 0.2 and Todo Por Mi Hija down 25% to 0.3. Falsa Identidad got a level 0.2. 

The CW rated a 0.1/1. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer and Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown both got a 0.1. 

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.