Ratings: ‘The Bachelorette’ Premiere Comes Up Roses

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“The Bachelorette” — sans Chris Harrison, which fans will now have to get used to on a permanent basis — ruled Monday night in Nielsen’s TV ratings. ABC’s “The Good Doctor” season finale at 10 p.m. did not let its two-hour lead-in down. CBS finished second in primetime last night in terms of overall audience averages, but ended up in a tie with Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo among adults 18-49. That’s generally the key demo for advertisers on broadcast entertainment programming. CBS aired all reruns on Monday. ABC was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 3.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. Kate Thurston’s “The Bachelorette” premiere from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. posted a 0.9/6 and 3.6 million total viewers. “The Good Doctor” followed with a 0.6/4 and 3.9 million total viewers. NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.4/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 2.5 million, Fox was fourth with 1.6 million. For NBC, “American Ninja Warrior” from 8 to 10 got a 0.5/3 and 3.1 million total viewers. “Small Fortune” at 10 received a 0.2/2 and 1.4...

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