ABC's 'The Bachelorette' Hits New Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC's 'The Bachelorette' Hits New Season Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Quick Take for Monday, July 15, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Dominates Monday With ‘The Bachelorette’ and ‘Grand Hotel’

ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Hits Season Highs

‘Grand Hotel’ Posts Double-Digit Gains Week to Week

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.3 million and 1.3/7 in AD18-49):
ABC’s lineup with “The Bachelorette” and “Grand Hotel” dominated Monday night, beating 2nd-place NBC with “American Ninja Warrior” and “Dateline” by 23% in Total Viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.3 million) and by 63% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/7 vs. 0.8/4). In addition, ABC delivered its strongest Monday numbers with entertainment programming of the summer.

  • From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelorette” finished as Monday’s top TV program in Total Viewers (6.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.7/8), standing as the night’s No. 1 TV series on each of its 9 telecasts of the season in young adults. Head-to-head in the 2-hour time period, “The Bachelorette” towered over NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” (4.5 million and 0.9/4) by 1.9 million viewers and by 89% in Adults 18-49. “The Bachelorette” improved for the 2nd straight week in Total Viewers (+7% – 6.4 million vs. 6.0 million) and by double digits in Adults 18-49 (+13% – 1.7/8 vs. 1.5/8), hitting new season highsin both measures. Further, “The Bachelorette” grew by 8% in Total Viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49 compared to the year-ago “overnight dates” telecast (5.9 million and 1.4/6, respectively, on 7/23/18).


  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Grand Hotel” saw double-digit gains week to week in Total Viewers (+11% – 3.1 million vs. 2.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% – 0.6/3 vs. 0.5/3). In addition, the new ABC drama won its hour in Women 18-34, more than doubled its nearest competition (+133% – 0.7/5 vs. 0.3/2 for NBC’s “Dateline”) and grew 40% week to week to hit a new series high.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 7/15/19.

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