‘The Bachelorette’ Tumbles To Season-Finale Ratings Low, Wins Monday

The Bachelorette

Amid some controversy over Garrett Yrigoyen’s online behavior and choices, Becca Kufrin accepted the suitor’s proposal of marriage and brought Season 14 of The Bachelorette (1.8/9) to an conclusion — a happy ending, sorta.

The finale worked out OK for ABC in the short term as the romance competition series’ three-hour season ender rose 38% among adults 18-49 over its July 30 two-hour airing. The jump marked a season high in the key demo and, with 6.7 million tuning in for Becca’s decision, a viewership season high too.

However, as is the case often in the fast-changing TV landscape, last night’s The Bachelorette took a stumble compared with its Season 13 finale on August 7, 2017., falling 14% in the demo from last year’s closer — when Rachel Lindsay picked her Mr. Right, or Mr. Right Now. Monday night’s Bachelorette ender is also a season-finale low for the long-running spinoff among 18-49s and in total audience.

Still, 100% ahead of second place NBC in the key demo overall for the night and prepping for today’s TCA presentation, ABC probably isn’t crying too hard in its morning coffee . Over on NBC, with both American Ninja Warrior (1.0/5) and a 10 PM Dateline (0.7/4) down a tenth, the Comcast-owned net snagged 4.67 million viewers to finish in second overall for the night in that category too.

With half encores and half originals, CBS saw last night’s Salvation (0.3/1) and Elementary (0.4/2) both even with their July 30 shows. On Fox, So You Think You Can Dance (0.6/3) was also even with last week.

Holding up well enough against the Bachelorette finale competition, the CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us (0.3/2) was flat with last Monday, while Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.2/1) went down a tenth.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/08/becca-kufrin-the-bachelorette-finale-low-ratings-american-ninja-warrior-so-you-think-you-can-dance-abc-1202441638/