Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins Convention Coverage
ABC and NBC split the Monday ratings title among broadcasters, both with a 1.5 rating in viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, and a 5 share. ABC’s The Bachelorette scored a flat 1.9 while its Republican convention coverage did a 0.7.
NBC’s American Ninja Warrior notched a flat 1.7, while its convention coverage in Cleveland scored a 1.1.
Fox was good for a 0.7/3, with So You Think You Can Dance covering all of its prime. Dance too rated a 0.7 a week ago.
On CBS, repeats led into convention coverage at 0.5.
Monday was the first night of the RNC gala, featuring a speech from Melania Trump about a side of her husband, Donald, that viewers may not get to see.
The CW had the 2011 feature film 10 Years at 0.2.
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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.