8:47am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Finale Climbs on Monday
ABC easily nabbed bragging rights on Monday with three hours of The Bachelorette. The two-hour finale and the one-hour after show were each up double digits from last summer's outings, each averaging a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. The actual finale rose 20 percent from the most recent cycle, capping off a slightly boosted season for the franchise.
Facing the stronger competition, American Ninja Warrior (1.9 adults) dropped two-tenths of a point for NBC. Running Wild With Bear Grylls (1.3 adults), however, climbed by the same measure. On Fox, So You Think You Can Dance dropped by two-tenths of a point from the previous week for an average 0.8 rating in the key demo.
The CW had a new Penn & Teller (0.7 adults), up two-tenths of a point, and a steady Barber Battle (0.3 adults).