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ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Concludes Another Successful Summer Season

Updated Monday Ratings Scorecard

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What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, August 1 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

Usage level for 8-11 p.m.:
household rating: 55.7
adults 18-49: 27.1

Note: CW affiliate in Chicago (WGN) televised MLB Marlins-Cubs in prime time.

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 8.31 million, NBC: 4.92, CBS: 3.90, Fox: 2.66, CW: 1.57

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 2.4 rating/9 share, NBC: 1.4/ 5, CBS and Fox: 0.7/ 2 each, CW: 0.4/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

Usage level:
household rating: 53.7
adults 18-49: 24.2

ABC – The Bachelorette (season finale)
Viewers: 8.30 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/10 (#1)

CBS – Mom (R)
Viewers: 4.65 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.45 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#2)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 2.89 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 1.49 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

Usage level:
household rating: 56.0
adults 18-49: 26.4

ABC – The Bachelorette (season finale)
Viewers: 8.07 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 9 (#1)

CBS – 2 Broke Girls (R)
Viewers: 3.80 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.63 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 2.69 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 1.65 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

Usage level:
household rating: 57.3
adults 18-49: 27.9

ABC – The Bachelorette (season finale)
Viewers: 8.38 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#1)

CBS – Mom (R)
Viewers: 3.93 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.93 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 2.59 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 1.57 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

Usage level:
household rating: 58.1
adults 18-49: 28.9

ABC – The Bachelorette (season finale)
Viewers: 8.98 million (#1), A18-49: 2.7/ 9 (#1)

CBS – The Odd Couple (R)
Viewers: 3.24 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 6.04 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 2.49 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 1.56 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

Usage level:
household rating: 56.2
adults 18-49: 28.4

ABC – The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose
Viewers: 8.50 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 3.85 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Running Wild with Bear Grylls (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.36 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

Usage level:
household rating: 53.1
adults 18-49: 27.4

ABC – The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose
Viewers: 7.64 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 3.90 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Running Wild with Bear Grylls (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.02 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. From ABC:

    ABC Dominates Monday with The Bachelorette Finale Spiking more than 30% to Season Highs

    ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 8.3 million and 2.4/9 in AD18-49): Ranking #1 in all 6 half-hours of the night with The Bachelorette season finale and After the Final Rose special, ABC dominated Monday over runner-up NBC by 69% in Total Viewers (8.3 million vs. 4.9 million) and by 71% in Adults 18-49 (2.4/9 vs. 1.4/5), winning the evening for the 3rd week in a row. The Bachelorette and The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose ranked as Monday’s Top 2 TV shows, respectively, in viewers and young adults. In fact The Bachelorette was Monday’s #1 TV series on each of its last 9 original telecasts on the night with young adults.

    · In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the Net delivered its strongest summer Monday results in 3 years – since 8/5/13.

    The Bachelorette (8-10pm – 8.4 million and 2.5/9 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelorette (8.4 million and 2.5/9) won its 2-hour slot by wide margins over NBC’s American Ninja Warrior (5.8 million and 1.6/6), peaking with 9.0 million viewers and a 2.7/9 in Adults 18-49 during its final half-hour from 9:30-10pm.
    · Spiking week to week in Total Viewers (+31%) and Adults 18-49 (+32%), The Bachelorette closed out with season highs on both measures.

    · Up for the 2nd year, The Bachelorette topped over its year-ago finale Fast Affiliate ratings (8.1 million and 2.4/9 on 7/27/15) in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%). Editors please note: Last year’s finale adjusted up 1-tenth in the National Adult 18-49 ratings to a 2.5/9.

    The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose (10-11pm – 8.1 million and 2.3/8 in AD18-49): In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose earned a strong victory in its hour, more than doubling its premiere competition (NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls) with Total Viewers (+153% – 8.1 million vs. 3.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (109% – 2.3/8 vs. 1.1/4).