ABC ‘s lovers, Fox’s chefs rule Monday

'Bachelorette,' 'Kitchen' and 'Masterchef' are top shows

On a night when NBC brought back ”Fear Factor” to modest numbers, it was ABC’s ”The Bachelorette” and Fox’s ”Hell’s Kitchen” and ”MasterChef” that set the pace in Monday’s ratings race.

Fox was the night’s top network in 18-49 (even though ABC beat it head to head), while the Alphabet drew the most total viewers.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, ”The Bachelorette” (2.5 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall) was the night’s No. 1 program in both 18-49 rating and total viewers , with its numbers the best the show has done this summer. ABC continues to squander that lead-in, though, on reality show ”The Glass House” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall), which drew just 2.6 million viewers in its second half-hour.

Fox continues to click on Mondays with the consistent and compatible combo of ”Hell’s Kitchen” (2.4/8 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) and ”MasterChef” (2.4/7 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall). ”Kitchen” was the night’s No. 1 show in men 18-49 (2.3/8) and adults 25-54 (3.0/8), while ”MasterChef” was tops among men 18-34 (1.7/6).

NBC had a quiet night with the return of ”Fear Factor” (series-low 1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) and ”American Ninja Warrior” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall), with the latter posting its lowest scores of summer. And at 10, the net aired a repeat of ”Grimm” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall).

CBS aired repeats of regular Monday shows ”How I Met Your Mother” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall), ”2 Broke Girls” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall), ”Two and a Half Men” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall), ”Mike and Molly” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall) and ”Hawaii Five-0” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall).

Univision was the No. 1 broadcaster among young adults at 10 p.m. with ”La Que No Podia Amar” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall). In the same hour, Telemundo’s premiere of novela ”Pablo Escobar” drew about 2 million viewers to stand as the net’s top show of the night in all categories, including 18-49 (0.9/3).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 2.4/7; ABC, 2.0/6; Univision, 1.3/4; CBS, 1.2/4; NBC, 1.1/3; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: ABC, 6.4 million; Fox, 5.8 million; CBS, 4.9 million; Univision, 3.6 million; NBC, 3.4 million; CW, 0.5 million.

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