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The Bachelorette made a strong return to ABC on Monday night, tying with Dancing With the Stars as the night’s No. 2 telecast.
ABC’s 13th cycle of the dating competition averaged a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, reflecting a two-tenths of a point dip from the comparable debut last year. The premiere also averaged 5.7 million viewers. An abbreviated Dancing With Stars was lifted at 8 o’clock to tie Bachelorette, though not as high as the Bachelorette lead-in episode last season.
The three-hour stretch at a 1.8 rating was enough to propel ABC ahead of NBC for a Monday win. The latter’s steady episode of The Voice (1.9 adults) led into a dipping return of Running Wild With Bear Grylls (0.9 adults).
CBS aired special Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death to the tune of a 0.8 rating in the key demo. A primetime special of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” followed with a 0.7 rating.
Gotham (1.0 adults) and Lucifer (0.8 adults) were modestly lifted on Fox, as were the season enders of Supergirl (0.6 adults) and Jane the Virgin (0.4 adults) on the CW.
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