ABC’s The Bachelorette this Monday rebounded from its soft second outing, gaining 13 percent in total audience (with 8 million viewers) and 24 percent in the coveted 18-49 demo (scoring a 2.6 rating). What’s more, the apparently can’t-look-away horror/freak show grew its audience/demos in every half hour.
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, however, failed to capitalize on that heftier lead-in, shedding 20 percent of its sizable premiere audience (5.7 mil) and dipping a tenth of a point in the demo, to a 2.2. EM:WLE topped the 10 o’clock hour in the demo, but placed third in viewers behind a Five-0 repeat (6.5 mil) and Law & Order: LA (6.2 mil).
Elsewhere on Monday night:
* The season premiere of Fox’s MasterChef drew 4.33 million viewers and a 1.8 demo rating, plunging 25 and 33 percent, respectively, from last summer’s opener.
* In its second week of unspooling its final run on NBC, Law & Order: CI (4.52 mil/0.9) dropped 13 and 18 percent.