The Bachelorette reached a season high in viewers Monday, helping ABC to a clear ratings win in primetime. The show also tied its season high in adults 18-49 with a 1.5 rating, and its 5.64 million viewers are its best of the season so far. The Bachelorette was the only series on the broadcast networks to get above a 1.0 for the night.
The special with Nik and Lijana Wallenda jumps in its second hour, but ABC’s full broadcast draws a smaller audience than previous wire-walk attempts.
Game shows continue their strong run in the early part of the summer, with ABC and Fox leading Thursday’s 18-49 ratings.
An estimated 14.5 million people watched James Holzhauer on June 3, when the professional gambler lost for first time after 32 consecutive wins and $2,464,216 in prize money, the Nielsen company said. No television series this season (football excluded) averaged more viewers per episode on the first night they aired.
The network’s game-show lineup leads all three hours of primetime in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
America’s Got Talent and Songland gave NBC a big ratings win Tuesday, with an 18-49 average that beat the combined totals for rerun-heavy lineups on ABC, CBS and Fox.
The station group reups for Nielsen Local TV measurement services at six stations.
March Madness continued to be a full-court moneymaker with CBS and Turner Sports generating $655.1 million in ad revenue during the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, according to new data from Standard Media Index.
The ABC drama puts up decent numbers for its debut, while NBC’s American Ninja Warrior is steady in its Monday debut.