ABC wins Monday w/ 'The Bachelorette'


The Bachelorette ranked as Monday’s #1 TV show in Total Viewers.

ABC’s Monday line-up of The Bachelorette and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition drew 7.1 million viewers and a 2.2 rating, 6 share in Adults 18-49.  Topping Fox by 1.4 million viewers, ABC ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers for the 2nd week in a row, standing as the most-watched network on the night in 17 of the last 18 weeks. 
At 8pm, ABC’s The Bachelorette won its time period for its 8th straight regular telecast in Total Viewers, while taking 2nd in Adults 18-49.  The ABC program outdrew Fox’s unscripted line-up (season premiere of Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef) by 2.0 million viewers.  
The Bachelorette ranked as Monday’s #1 TV show in Total Viewers, qualifying as Monday’s most-watched show overall for its 7th consecutive regular telecast.
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition posted week-to-week increases in both Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), topping its broadcast rivals in the hour in both Nielsen measures.  Additionally, the freshman ABC unscripted series won its hour for the 7th first-run broadcast in a row across all key Women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). 
ABC’s EM: Weight Loss Edition once again improved its hour year to year. On average, the new unscripted series is boosting the hour for ABC by 13% in Total Viewers, by 10% in Adults 18-49 and by 13% in Adults 18-34 over the comparable nights last year with originals of True Beauty

(source: ABC)