8:40am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Midnight, Texas' Bests 'Somewhere Between' on Premiere Night
The Big Four offered up a summer 2017 rarity Monday night — two drama premieres.
At 10 o'clock, NBC debuted Midnight, Texas and ABC rolled out Somewhere Between. Head-to-head, the two dramas were relatively evenly matched among total viewers, but Midnight, Texas had the demo advantage. The series averaged a decent enough 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers, while ABC's Somewhere Between came in with a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers. (That's pretty much in line with the most recent Monday drama effort, Still Star-Crossed.)
ABC may have lost the drama race, but it had the momentum going into the premiere. An even Bachelorette clocked a winning 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 as viewership inched up to a season high 6.3 million viewers. On NBC, American Ninja Warrior earned a 1.4 rating.
The only competition came from Fox, where So You Think You Can Dance (0.7 adults) and Superhuman (0.5 adults) were even, and the CW — which trotted out a new Whose Line? for a 0.3 demo rating.