9:23am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Dips, ABC and NBC Tie on Monday
The Bachelorette ceded its typical Monday victory to NBC's American Ninja Warrior this week, dipping to a season low.
The ABC summer flagship dipped two-tenths of a point to a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. That's just behind the showing it brought Memorial Day a month ago. On the bright side, ABC still tied the demo thanks to a rising 10 p.m. Taking the place of a banished Still Star-Crossed, a repeat of Celebrity Family Feud, helped the hour surge — more than doubling its week ago showing.
American Ninja Warrior narrowly outperformed The Bachelorette with an even 1.5 rating in the key demo. It was partnered with a steady Spartan, which earned a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49.
Fox posted new episodes of So You Think You Can Dance (0.8 adults) and Superhuman (0.7 adults), each of which was steady with the previous week.