ABC's full night of The
Bachelorette gave the network a win in the ratings Monday night, with an
overall 2.7 rating/8 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight
numbers. The two-hour Bachelorette finale
hit its lowest finale rating ever, dropping 27% from last year -- which had been the series' best finale rating since 2004 -- to a 2.7. The After the Final Rose special also
tumbled 26% from last year to a 2.8, beating the finale.
Fox earned the second spot with an overall 2.3/7 and was the
only other network to air new programming. Both Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef
fell a tenth to a 2.4 and 2.3, respectively.
CBS (1.1/3), NBC (0.7/2) and the CW (0.2/1) all aired