‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Slips, but ABC Still Tops Monday’s Ratings

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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Slips, but ABC Still Tops Monday’s Ratings

“Bachelor in Paradise” slipped a bit from last week, but ABC still topped Monday in ratings among adults 18-49. The Disney-owned broadcast network settled for third place in terms of total viewers, however, behind the winner (by that metric) NBC and CBS, which averaged just 35,000 more primetime viewers than ABC. Of course, these are the earliest-available Nielsen numbers, which are subject to adjustment. Still, CBS has to be pretty pleased with a second-place finish in viewers — especially considering it only aired reruns. Execs there are not going to be high-fiving over a fourth-place ranking in the key ratings demo, repeats or not. “Bachelor in Paradise” was Monday’s highest-rated show on broadcast’s primetime. “American Ninja Warrior” was America’s most-watched. ABC was first in ratings with a 0.7 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 2.61 million, according to preliminary numbers. “BiP” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 0.8 rating and 3.2 million total viewers. At 10, “The Ultimate Surfer” had a 0.3 rating and 1.4 million total viewers. NBC was second in ratings with a 0.5 and first in total viewers with 3.2 million. “American Ninja Warrior” from 8 to 10 averaged...

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