There was a spelling bee, drinks and harsh words on last night’s The Bachelorette (1.6/6) as Rachel Lindsay handed out more roses. Although it was the top-rated show of the night among adults 18-49, the ABC reality series — off a week because of a the NBA Finals and not facing the Stanley Cup finals like two weeks ago — was down a tenth from the final numbers of its June 5 show.
The fourth episode of the 13th season Monday was even with its fast affiliate numbers of its last airing, though down 3% in viewers to 5.86 million. It could end up adjusting up in the key demo.
At 10 PM, Still Star-Crossed (0.4/2) from executive producer Shonda Rhimes was down 20% from its last original two weeks ago.Overall, ABC was second for the night with a 1.2/5 rating and 4.53 million viewers to NBC’s 1.4/6 and audience of 5.36 million.
Fueling the Comcast net’s win was the fact that American Ninja Warrior (1.5/6) was up a tenth from last week – when it faced the Golden State Warriors’ victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Getting the dunk for NBC was Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (1.2/5), which scored a 33% demo rise over its June 12 performance.
On Fox, despite no NBA Finals competition, So You Think You Can Dance (0.9/4) and Superhuman (0.7/3) were even with last week’s premieres. The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.3/1) at 9 PM was also even with its June 12 airing.
CBS was all encores on Monday – as they will be tonight for the first day of summer.