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Monday Overnights: Modest Start for ‘The Proposal’ on ABC

'Supergirl' Concludes for the Season on The CW

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 3.7/ 7, CBS: 3.1/ 5, NBC: 2.4/ 4, Fox: 2.1/ 4, CW: 1.0/ 2

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +43, ABC: +16, CBS: +15, Fox: – 5, NBC: -23

-Ratings Breakdown:
The home of “The Bachelorette,” ABC, featured the series-premiere of “The Proposal,” hosted by former Bachelor Jesse Palmer. This dating series or sorts, showcasing a series of pageant-style rounds to woo a “mystery suitor (or “suitress”) whose identity is concealed from them, finished second in the 10 p.m. ET hour with a 2.7 rating/5 share in households. While this is a marked improvement over short-lived scripted drama “Still Star-Crossed” on the year-ago evening (1.2/ 2 on 6/19/17), it also slipped from the 9:30 p.m. portion of lead-in “The Bachelorette” (4.0/ 7) by 32 percent.

Overall, “The Bachelorette” topped the night at a typical 4.1/ 7 in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m.

In season-finale news was “Supergirl” on The CW at a typical 1.4/ 3 in the 8 p.m. hour, which led into “Whose Line is it Anyway?” at a 0.7/ 1 (#5) in the 9 p.m. half-hour. Next fall, “Supergirl” moves into the Sunday 8 p.m. hour into the reboot of “Charmed.”

On NBC, moving summer staple “American Ninja Warrior” into the Monday 9-11 p.m. has not improved its performance, with a 2.6/ 5 in households from 9-11 p.m. (out of a 2.0/ 4 for “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” now in the Monday 8 p.m. hour). Comparably, this was a loss of 24 percent from the 3.4/ 6 in the Monday 8-10 p.m. block one year earlier.

Also original was Fox’s veteran “So You Think You Can Dance” at an improved 2.6/ 5 in the 8 p.m. hour. And older-skewing detective drama “Elementary” on CBS, which will return in 2017-18 in midseason, won the 10 p.m. hour with a 3.3/ 6 in the overnights. Among adults 18-49, however, expect a distant third-place finish.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Monday, June 18 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.4/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 3.1/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”: 2.0/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Supergirl” (season finale): 1.5/ 5 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Man With a Plan” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Supergirl” (season finale): 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.1/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Proposal” (series premiere): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Elementary”: 3.4/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Proposal” (series premiere): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Elementary”: 3.2/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 2.5/ 5 (#3)

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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