Coming off its week-earlier season opener directly following the high-rated Dancing performance finale, ABC’s 2-hour The Bachelorette shifted back to its regular 8pm start time and ranked a solid #2 against America’s Got Talent during its first hour, and then surged up to #1 during its second hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The ABC unscripted series won its 2-hour time period for the 2nd week running with all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
In addition to drawing a larger audience than NBC’s Talent-fueled American Ninja Warrior during the 9 o’clock hour, The Bachelorette beat Ninja Warrior with Adults 18-34 in head-to-head competition by 7%.
The Bachelorette stood as Monday’s #1 TV show for the 2nd consecutive week among its core audience of Women 18-34.
Qualifying as the 2nd-most-watched TV show in the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s repeat Castle topped NBC’s Grimm repeat by 1.4 million viewers.