Ratings: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ slips a bit vs ‘The Bachelorette’

Monday’s “The Bachelorette” added a few viewers on top of last week’s season high, while NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” moved a bit in the other direction.

As a result, ABC won another Monday primetime, when NBC finished runner-up.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelorette” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. posted a 1.5 rating/7 share and 5.7 million viewers. At 10, “Grand Hotel” got a 0.6/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and in viewers with 4.4 million. “American Ninja Warrior” from 8-10 averaged a 0.8/4 and 4.7 million viewers. At 10, “Dateline” had a 0.6/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS, Fox and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 3.8 million, Fox was fourth with 1.8 million and Univision was fifth with 1.3 million.

For CBS, following back-to-back sitcom repeats, “The Code” at 9 settled for a 0.4/2 and 3.9 million viewers. Primetime ended with a rerun. Fox aired only repeats.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and seventh in viewers with 769,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and sixth in viewers with 997,000. At 8, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” had a 0.2/1 and 1.2 million viewers. A second episode at 8:30 received a 0.2/1 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” got a 0.2/1 and 914,000 viewers. The network ended its night with an encore.

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA - 5/16/19 Hannah Brown of "The Bachelorette" is a guest on "Good Morning America," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing on the Walt Disney Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/Walt Diswney Television via Getty Images) HANNAH BROWN
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Reality-TV Personality Hannah Brown is seen on May 16, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE BACHELORETTE - "Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!" - In anticipation of Hannah Brown's journey as the next Bachelorette, viewers will celebrate 15 seasons of romance with Chris Harrison as he hits the road in a double-decker bus with Bachelor Nation super fans, revisiting some of the most iconic date spots from "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" history. The momentous occasion will culminate with a Bachelorette reunion like no other, with special surprises along the way, on "The Bachelorette Reunion: The Biggest Bachelorette Reunion in Bachelor History Ever!," a two-hour special airing MONDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (John Fleenor via Getty Images) DESIREE SIEGFRIED, RACHEL LINDSAY, DEANNA STAGLIANO, KAITLYN BRISTOWE, JOELLE "JOJO" FLETCHER, ANDI DORFMAN, TRISTA SUTTER, BECCA KUFRIN, ALI FEDOTOWSKY-MANNO, JILLIAN HARRIS, ASHLEY ROSENBAUM, EMILY MAYNARD-JOHNSON
THE BACHELORETTE - "1501" - It's a tractor...It's a plane...It's the self-appointed king of the jungle! Hannah's search for fierce love is matched with fierce competition as one hopeful bachelor sets a high bar by jumping the fence, while another pops out from the limo, in true beast fashion. At the end of the day, whether he is a golf pro looking to be Hannah's hole-in-one, a Box King seeking a woman who checks all his boxes, or a man with a custom-made pizza delivery, everyone wants a piece of Hannah's heart on the highly anticipated 15th season of "The Bachelorette," premiering MONDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images) HANNAH BROWN
THE BACHELORETTE - "1501" - It's a tractor...It's a plane...It's the self-appointed king of the jungle! Hannah's search for fierce love is matched with fierce competition as one hopeful bachelor sets a high bar by jumping the fence, while another pops out from the limo, in true beast fashion. At the end of the day, whether he is a golf pro looking to be Hannah's hole-in-one, a Box King seeking a woman who checks all his boxes, or a man with a custom-made pizza delivery, everyone wants a piece of Hannah's heart on the highly anticipated 15th season of "The Bachelorette," premiering MONDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images) MIKE, HANNAH BROWN
THE BACHELORETTE - "1501" - It's a tractor...It's a plane...It's the self-appointed king of the jungle! Hannah's search for fierce love is matched with fierce competition as one hopeful bachelor sets a high bar by jumping the fence, while another pops out from the limo, in true beast fashion. At the end of the day, whether he is a golf pro looking to be Hannah's hole-in-one, a Box King seeking a woman who checks all his boxes, or a man with a custom-made pizza delivery, everyone wants a piece of Hannah's heart on the highly anticipated 15th season of "The Bachelorette," premiering MONDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images) HANNAH BROWN, CONNOR J.
THE BACHELORETTE - Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of "The Bachelor," showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of - a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of "The Bachelorette." (Ed Herrera/ABC via Getty Images) HANNAH BROWN
THE BACHELORETTE - Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of "The Bachelor," showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of - a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of "The Bachelorette." (Ed Herrera/ABC via Getty Images) HANNAH BROWN
THE BACHELORETTE - Hannah Brown caught the eye of Colton Underwood early on during the 23rd season of "The Bachelor," showing him, and all of America, what Alabama Hannah is made of - a fun country girl who is unapologetically herself. After being sent home unexpectedly, Hannah took the time to reflect on her breakup, gaining a powerful understanding of her desire to be deeply and fiercely loved. Now, with a newfound sense of self and a little southern charm, she is more ready than ever to find her true love on the milestone 15th season of "The Bachelorette." (Ed Herrera/ABC via Getty Images) HANNAH BROWN
THE BACHELOR - "Season Finale, Night Two" - America watched live on Monday night as a devastated and extremely emotional Colton finally decided what would be best for him. He put everything on the line, but what will happen to him and the remaining women? Find out on night two of the two-night, live special Season Finale event on "The Bachelor," TUESDAY, MARCH 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (John Fleenor via Getty Images) CHRIS HARRISON, HANNAH BROWN
THE BACHELOR - "Season Finale, Night Two" - America watched live on Monday night as a devastated and extremely emotional Colton finally decided what would be best for him. He put everything on the line, but what will happen to him and the remaining women? Find out on night two of the two-night, live special Season Finale event on "The Bachelor," TUESDAY, MARCH 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (John Fleenor via Getty Images) HANNAH BROWN
THE BACHELOR - "Season Finale, Night Two" - America watched live on Monday night as a devastated and extremely emotional Colton finally decided what would be best for him. He put everything on the line, but what will happen to him and the remaining women? Find out on night two of the two-night, live special Season Finale event on "The Bachelor," TUESDAY, MARCH 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (John Fleenor via Getty Images) HANNAH BROWN
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