10:47am PT by Kate Stanhope
TV Ratings: 'Bachelor in Paradise' Hits Season High
Bachelor in Paradise continues to deliver big numbers for ABC.
The fourth season of the reality spinoff, which saw production briefly shut down this summer following allegations of sexual misconduct, jumped 23 percent Monday in Nielsen overnight ratings. The two-hour installment averaged a 1.6 rating among adults ages 18-49 — making it the highest-rated episode of the season thus far and besting the impressive opening for the season four premiere (1.5 adults).
(The rise came a week after broadcast's primetime offerings were interrupted by the president's address about an increased military presence in Afghanistan.)
Bachelor in Paradise ranked as the top show of the night and, combined with a steady showing of To Tell the Truth (0.8 adults), led ABC to take the top spot.
Over on NBC, American Ninja Warrior (1.5 adults) was steady and Midnight, Texas (0.9 adults) was up.
So You Think You Can Dance (0.7 adults) was even for Fox.
The CW's Hooten and the Lady was flat from last week's repeat episode with a 0.2 rating.