The season finale of ABC's "The Bachelorette" and an "After the Final Rose" interview special claimed roses of their own Monday, earning the network the No. 1 spot in TV ratings.
However, the ABC programs were down from 2013. Last year, the season finale scored a 2.6 rating in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, and "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" got a 2.5 in the same category.
This year's interview special beat out the season finale, drawing in roughly 7.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings. With a rating of 2.1 in the key demo, the special tied with NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" for No. 1 most viewed of the night in the category. The NBC competition show was No. 4 overall, with 5.7 million viewers.
The two-hour finale of "The Bachelorette," which aired before the special, had a solid rating of 1.9 in the key demo.
About 7.5 million people tuned in to see Bachelorette Andi Dorfman pick Josh Murray over Nick Viall in the series finale, which was the most-watched telecast of the series this season.
Overall, with 7.6 million viewers and a rating of 2.0, ABC took first in total viewership and among the key demo.
On Fox, which tied with NBC for the second-most-viewed network in the key demo, about 5.5 million viewers tuned in to "Masterchef." The cooking reality show had a rating of 2.0 in the key demo, making it the No. 3 show in that category and fifth overall.
CBS' "Under the Dome" averaged a rating of 1.5 in the key demo and about 6.5 million viewers, rounding out the top three most-viewed shows of the night,
The CBS show tied for fifth in the key demo with Fox's "Hotel Hell."
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