8:29am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Reaches Season Highs
The last episode of The Bachelorette before the "Men Tell All" special and the season finale scored season highs in the ratings, carrying ABC to a comfortable win in primetime. CBS' Love Island took a small hit opposite the veteran franchise, opening its second week down a tick from its first few nights.
The Bachelorette delivered a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.41 million viewers as Hannah Brown chose her final three suitors. Both are season highs for the show, which has grown fairly steadily in recent weeks and is running fairly even with last season's ratings at this point.
Grand Hotel was also up week to week with a 0.6 in the 18-49 demographic and 3.09 million viewers.
Love Island scored a 0.5 in the 18-49 demo and 2.11 million viewers, down a bit from its week one average (0.55, 2.44 million). Drama The Code followed with season lows of 0.3 and 3.18 million viewers.
NBC's American Ninja Warrior (0.9) and Dateline (0.7) and Fox's Beat Shazam (0.6) and So You Think You Can Dance (0.5) were all steady week to week. Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (both 0.3) each improved slightly on their week-ago ratings.
ABC's 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 easily led primetime over second-place NBC's 0.8. Fox came in third at 0.6, followed by CBS, 0.4, and The CW, 0.3.
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