‘The Bachelorette’ Ali’s premiere ratings, she leads her time slot


Opposite Season Finales on CBS, NBC and Fox, ABC’s Season Premiere of “The Bachelorette” Leads its 2-Hour Time Slot Among its Core Audience of Women 18-34.

“The Bachelorette” Is Up Over its Year-Ago Premiere in Total Viewers. 
 “The Bachelorette” (9:00-11:00 p.m.) From 9:00-11:00 p.m., the 6th-season premiere of “The Bachelorette” earned second place against its broadcast competition among Total Viewers (9.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.8/8), while ranking No. 1 in its 2-hour slot among its core audience of Women 18-34 (3.8/11).   

In addition, “The Bachelorette” finished as the No. 1 TV series in the 10 o’clock hour, beating the season finale of CBS’ veteran drama, “CSI: Miami,” among Adults 18-34 (2.4/7 vs. 2.3/7), Women 18-34 (3.8/11 vs. 2.9/8) and Women 18-49 (4.2/11 vs. 3.9/10). 

Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.) ABC qualified as the most-watched TV network (12.5 million) for the 10th consecutive week (all 4 Mondays of the May Sweep).  ABC built its overall Monday audience from the year-ago night for the 9th time in 10 weeks. 

(source: ABC)