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.

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.