ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ No. 1 in its 2-hour time period


With The Bachelorette and the season opener of True Beauty on Memorial Day, ABC took second place on the night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while finishing #1 on Monday with Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and across key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). 

ABC was up from Memorial Day Monday last year (5/25/09), when it aired The Bachelorette into the premiere of Here Come the Newlyweds, by 1.3 million viewers  and by 15% in Adults 18-49, despite facing competition from the Stanly Cup Finals Game 2 this year.  In fact in viewers and young adults, ABC marked its strongest Memorial Day results in 4 years – since 2006.  

ABC’s The Bachelorette finished #1 in its 2-hour time period (8-10pm) with Total Viewers (tie), Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.   The ABC unscripted series also won its 2-hour slot for the 2nd straight week among its core audience of Women 18-34.  In fact The Bachelorette stood as Monday’s #1 TV show with Women 18-34 and Women 18-49. 

The Bachelorette posted year-to-year increases over its performance on Memorial Day last year of 1.6 million viewers and by 14% in Adults 18-49.

During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s season premiere of True Beauty earned second place in Adults 18-49 and finished #1 across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). 

True Beauty improved the hour year to year for ABC, up over the Memorial Day premiere of Here Come the Newlyweds last year by 10% in Total Viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49.

(source: ABC)