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Monday Overnights: ‘The Bachelorette’ Season-Ender Leads ABC to Victory

Summer Newbies Continue to Struggle

MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.3/ 9, NBC: 3.1/ 5, CBS: 2.2/ 4, Fox: 2.1/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Note: NBC aired the Summer Olympics on the year-ago evening.
Fox: +91, ABC: +83, CBS and CW: no change, NBC: -84

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Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about ABC last night, which completed another successful summer run of “The Bachelorette” at a 5.3 rating/9 share in the household overnights from 8-11 p.m. ET. That should translate in the vicinity of a 2-rating in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

In week two news, CBS newsmagazine “CBSN: On Assignment” sunk to a deadly 1.7/ 3 (#3) in the 10 p.m. hour, which was 15 percent below its already stalled-at-the-gate 2.0/ 4 debut one week earlier. Also lacking was NBC’s competing “Midnight, Texas” at a 1.9/ 3, which is one of the many examples of a new scripted drama not working this summer.

Elsewhere, two more hours of Fox’s perennial “So You Think You Can Dance” clocked in at a typically modest 2.1/ 4 in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. Competing “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC scored a 3.8/ 6, which will not likely to be enough to best “The Bachelorette” season-ender in the young adult demos. And recent CW docuseries entry “Hooten & the Lady” scored a typical 0.7/ 1 at 9 p.m. The remainder of the evening was all repeats.

What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, August 7, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.3/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.7/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.3/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Superior Donuts” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance”: 2.1/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.3/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 2.7/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance”: 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Hooten & the Lady”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.4/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.9/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Hooten & the Lady”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.5/10 (#1)
CBS – “CBSN: On Assignment: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “Midnight, Texas”: 2.1/ 4 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.3/10 (#1)
CBS – “CBSN: On Assignment: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “Midnight, Texas”: 1.8/ 3 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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