Primetime Ratings Tuesday: ABC Wins With ‘The Bachelorette’

Bennett, Riley, Chris Harrison, Tayshia Adams, Blake Moynes, Noah
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ABC won the Tuesday ratings contest, as The Bachelorette led the way. ABC had a 0.9 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. That outdid NBC’s 0.8/5. 

The Bachelorette got a 1.1 and 1.0 across two hours, both down a tenth of a point from last week, and drama Big Sky grew 20% to 0.6.

NBC had The Voice finale across prime. It did a 0.7 in the first hour, level with last week, and a 0.9 in the next two. 

Everyone else was playing for scraps. Univision scored a 0.4/3. Vencer El Desamor shot up 25% to 0.5. Imperio de Mentiras posted a 0.4 and Dulce Ambicion a 0.3, those two flat. 

CBS got a 0.3/2. Music special Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music, hosted by Kevin Bacon and Eve, got a 0.3 and was followed by reruns of NCIS and FBI

Fox and Telemundo both rated a 0.2/1. Fox had a Cosmos: Possible Worlds rerun and an episode of Next down 50% to 0.1.

Telemundo had El Domo del Dinero at 0.1, Todo Por Mi Hija got a 0.3 and Falsa Identidad a 0.2. All three shows lost a tenth of a point. 

The CW got a 0.1/1. Swamp Thing and Tell Me a Story both scored a flat 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, the L.A. Times and New York magazine.