Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With Growing ‘Bachelorette’

Networks go live with President Trump announcement
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ABC took top honors in Monday ratings, as a surging The Bachelorette paced the net to a 1.2 score in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. In second was NBC at 0.9/4.

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC went live 9-9:21 p.m. with news reports on President Trump’s Supreme Court announcement. ABC won the 9 p.m. time slot with a 1.2, ahead of NBC’s 0.9, and CBS’ and Fox’s 0.4.

'The Bachelorette' (ABC) Becca and Blake

Becca and Blake horse back riding on ABC's 'The Bachelorette'

On ABC, The Bachelorette grew 17% to 1.4. The Proposal was up a tenth at 0.8.

On NBC, American Ninja Warrior did a 1.0, up a tenth of a point from its last fresh episode. Dateline climbed 40% to 0.7.

Fox scored a 0.6/2. So You Think You Can Dance went up 17% to 0.7 and was followed by a So You Think You Can Dance repeat.

Telemundo was good for a 0.5/2. Univision did a 0.4/2.

CBS rated a 0.4/2 too. Repeated comedies led into the live news report, then an NCIS: New Orleans repeat. Salvation lost 25% for a 0.3.

The CW was at 0.3/1. Penn & Teller: Fool Us scored a 0.3 as did Whose Line Is It Anyway. Both shows were flat.