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September 20, 2021

ABC Eclipses NBC to Win Tuesday in Adults 18-49

Quick Take for Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

ABC Eclipses NBC to Win Tuesday in Adults 18-49

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Matches Summer High

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Is Night’s No. 1 Show for 4th Straight Week


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ABC Tuesday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.2 million and 1.0/8 in AD18-49):
ABC emerged as Tuesday’s No. 1 network outright with Adults 18-49 in the Live+3 Day ratings, leapfrogging over NBC to lead by 11% (1.0/8 vs. 0.9/7). In fact, ABC ranked as the night’s No. 1 network for the 4th week running in Adults 18-49.


ABC grew week to week in Total Viewers (+3% – 3.2 million vs. 3.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+25% – 1.0/8 vs. 0.8/7) to score its best Tuesday performance this summer with entertainment programming.


  • One week ahead of its season finale (airing Tuesday, 9/21/21), “Bachelor in Paradise” built for the 2nd consecutive week in both Total Viewers (+3% – 4.0 million vs. 3.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+18% – 1.3/10 vs. 1.1/9) to deliver its strongest Tuesday telecast so far this summer. In fact, “Bachelor in Paradise” matched its most-watched and highest-rated telecast on any night this summer.

  • ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” stood as Tuesday’s No. 1 show in Adults 18-49, topping runner-up NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” by its largest margin this summer (+30% – 1.3/10 vs. 1.0/8). In addition, “Bachelor in Paradise” ranked as the night’s No. 1 program for the 4th straight week and on each of its 8 telecasts so far this summer.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 9/14/21. Entertainment excludes all sports programming.


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Salima Merchant

Media Relations

Salima Merchant


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