There were visits to the hometowns of Rachel Lindsay’s remaining suitors on The Bachelorette (1.6/6) last night, which turned out to win over the hearts of America – or at least more of them than of late.
Rising 14% among adults 18-49 over its July 10 episode, the ABC romance reality series hit a three-week high with Monday’s show. The demo rise wasn’t The Bachelorette’s only anti-gravity motion as viewership went up from 5.68 million last week to 6.14 million. That makes last night the most-watched episode of the show this season. All of which meant Rachel’s time with her guys and their families and sending one suitor home for good was clearly the most-watched and the highest-rated show of Monday’s primetime.
However, with 8-10 PM rival American Ninja Warrior (1.5/6) up a tenth and Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (1.0/4) even, NBC and ABC were tied for the overall top demo spot of the night. With a full slate of reality originals, the Comcast-owned net also took the viewership top spot with 5.1 million tuning in to ABC’s 4.9 million.
While NBC and ABC posted 18-49 rises on over last week, things went down a bit for everyone else last night.
The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.2/1) at 9 PM and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (0.7/3) and Superhuman (0.5/2) all declined a tenth from their July 10 airings.
CBS was all encores on Monday night.
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