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Monday Overnights: ‘The Bachelorette’ Season-Opener on ABC Slips by 10 Percent Year-to-Year

Solid Showing for '9-1-1' on Fox in the Monday 8 p.m. ET Hour

Monday, May 13, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS and NBC: 4.4/ 8 each, ABC: 3.1/ 5, Fox: 2.9/ 5, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
CBS: +33, NBC: + 5, Fox: + 4, CW: -22, ABC: -33

Ratings Breakdown:
ABC summer staple “The Bachelorette” opened a new season with a 3.6 rating/6 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m., which trailed competing “The Voice” on NBC (#1: 5.2/ 9) by 31 percent. Comparably, “The Bachelorette” opened 10 percent below its year-ago season opener (4.0 household rating on May 28, 2018).

Particularly positive for Fox was a Monday 8 p.m. telecast of Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1” at a solid 4.9/ 9 (#2) in households. Comparably, this was more than double the 2.4/ 4 for “Lucifer” on the year-ago evening and it signals what could be a positive showing in this time period next fall (into new drama “Prodigal Son”).

Fox, however, fell off the overnight map at 9 p.m. with a mere 1.0/ 2 (#4) for the failing reboot of “Paradise Hotel.”

There were two season finales last night: “Arrow” on The CW (#5: 0.8/ 1), which will have an abbreviated final eighth season in 2019-20, and CBS drama “Bull” (#1: 5.3/10). Comparably, “Bull” bested competing dramas “The Enemy Within” on NBC (#2: 2.6/ 5) and “The Fix” on ABC (#3: 2.0/ 4) by 104 percent and 165 percent, respectively.

Elsewhere, CBS’ on-the-fence freshman drama “The Code” finished second in the Monday 9 p.m. hour with a 4.0/ 7.

What follows are the household overnights by network and by half-hour for Monday, May 13:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 3.9/ 7 (#2t)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#2t)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.2/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.9/ 9 (#2)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.2/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.9/ 8 (#2)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “The Code”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Paradise Hotel”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (season finale): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season premiere): 3.4/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “The Code”: 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.1/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Paradise Hotel”: 0.9/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (season finale): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Fix”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (season finale): 5.3/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “The Enemy Within”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Fix”: 1.9/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (season finale): 5.3/10 (#1)
NBC – “The Enemy Within”: 2.5/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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