10:08am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Scores Season High
The Bachelorette got a solid boost Monday night, easily pushing ABC to wins in the key demo and total viewers.
The series pulled in a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, matching its season high. Among total viewers, it nabbed a new high 6.3 million viewers. Those lifts between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. also assisted The Proposal, albeit not by much. That ABC dating reality show earned a 0.8 rating in the key demo, making it the No. 2 series for the hour.
NBC saw some modest gains of its own for American Ninja Warrior. Another two-hour episode averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 before a strong Monday outing for the newsmagazine Dateline (0.9 adults).
The night suffered no lack of new programming. Fox put out a new So You Think You Can Dance (0.6 adults), while CBS tested the waters with an encore of the TKO premiere before flat episodes of Salvation (0.3 adults) and Elementary (0.4 adults). (The latter two really aren't looking so hot.) The CW aired a new Penn & Teller: Fool Us and back-to-back episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway, averaging a pretty steady 0.3 rating among adults 18-49 throughout primetime.