ABC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.3 million, according to preliminary numbers.The “Dancing With the Stars” penultimate episode at 8 p.m. At 9, “The Bachelorette” landed a 1.8/6 and 5.7 million viewers.He later praised Gates for her sincerity, “when you first told me you were in love with me, I felt every word …not just the ‘I love you,’ but every word leading up to it,” he said.ABC won the final Monday of the traditional TV season in the key 18-49 demographic, thanks to the combination of “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Bachelorette.” Unfortunately, Rachel Lindsay’s season premiere of the latter slipped 10 percent versus last year in the main demo, and almost 14 percent among total viewers — both were premiere lows for the reality dating competition.
And then there’s the aftermath — which is usually more riveting than the seasons themselves — and has so far produced tabloid tell-alls, allegations of cheating and drunkenness, and even one memorable mugshot stemming from a domestic violence dispute.
In a sneak peek leading up to the finale, Viall said, “I’ve been falling in love with her for a very long time.
I feel like sometimes I’ve been fighting it and I’m not fighting it any longer,” without revealing which woman he was talking about.
“Running Wild With Bear Grylls” at 10 had a 0.9/3 and 3.7 million viewers.
Fox was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and fourth in viewers with 3 million. At 9, “Lucifer” received a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers.