via press release:
With increasing numbers from The Bachelorette and Mistresses, ABC won Monday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 over CBS. Hitting summer highs on the night, the Net marked its strongest summer Monday in more than 1-year in viewers and young adults – since 6/11/12 and 7/9/12, respectively.
From 8-10pm, The Bachelorette (part 1 of a 2-part season finale) dominated its 2-hour time period, defeating NBC’s unscripted combo (American Ninja Warrior/Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls) by a best-yet 3.4 million viewers and by 77% in Adults 18-49. Spiking week to week in Total Viewers (+20%) and Adults 18-49 (+21%), The Bachelorette achieved season-highs on both counts.
Up for the 2nd week in a row with viewers (+3%) and young adults (+8%), ABC’s Mistresses hit 7-week highs to post series’ 2nd-highest numbers – since 6/10/13. In addition for the 2nd consecutive week, the ABC drama set a new series high with Adults 18-34. During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Mistresses more than doubled the audience of NBC’s Siberia and nearly doubled in Adults 18-49 (+86%). On average season to date, Mistresses is boosting its time period for ABC by strong double-digit percentages in Total Viewers (+29%) and Adults 18-49 (+42%).