ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Finale Spikes 20% to a Tuesday Season High

ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Finale Spikes 20% to a Tuesday Season High

Sept. 12, 2018

Quick Take for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Finale Spikes 20% to a Tuesday Season High

ABC’s ‘Castaways’ Grows Week to Week and Improves Its Slot Year to Year

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ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.7 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
With the season finale of “Bachelor in Paradise” and “Castaways,” ABC took 2nd place on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) to an “America’s Got Talent”-fueled NBC. ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” stood as Tuesday’s No. 2 TV show with Adults 18-49 and beat out NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” to rank as the Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show with Women 18-34.

  • Head-to-head against “AGT” from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” closer spiked by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+15% – 4.5 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% – 1.2/5 vs. 1.0/4), scoring Tuesday season highson both measures. 


  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Castaways” added viewers (+5% – 2.2 million vs. 2.1 million) and grew 25% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.5/2 vs. 0.4/2), matching its best rating since its debut among young adults – since 8/7/18. “Castaways” continued to greatly improve its timeslot for ABCover the same night last summer with original programming (“Somewhere Between” on 9/12/17 = 1.6 million and 0.3/1), boosting it by 38% in Total Viewers and by 67% in Adults 18-49.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 9/11/18.  

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