10:07am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Climbs, Ties 'Ninja Warrior'
Monday brought a pretty even split between ABC's The Bachelorette and NBC's American Ninja Warrior. Both shows, which were improved from their last original episodes, averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers.
Overall victory went to NBC, with lead-out Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge well outpacing ABC's repeat of the Gong Show with a 1.0 rating in the key demo.
Other offerings were slim, with Fox putting out a new So You Think You Can Dance (0.8 adults) and Superhuman (0.5 adults) and the CW putting out a new Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.3 adults). All three of those shows were in line with their most recent performances.