ABC's Reality Shows Trounce Rivals
ABC's "The Bachelorette" and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" continue to gain traction this summer.
"The Bachelorette" gained almost 10% week-to-week -- now at a Nielsen 2.5 rating/7 share among 18-49 viewers, up from a 2.2 rating. "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" almost reached the same level, gaining 15% to a 2.3 rating/6 from a 2.0 rating the week before.
All this put ABC in the lead over its competition, averaging a 2.4/7. It earned a 2.2 rating the week before.
Fox was next, thanks to "MasterChef," at 9 p.m. with a 2.0/6 -- 11% better than its last outing on Tuesday night, but 9% down from its Monday edition. Adding in a lower-rated "MasterChef" rerun earlier in the evening, Fox averaged a 1.6/5 for Tuesday. It earned a 1.7 rating a week ago.
NBC also graced the airwaves with some original programming -- albeit a canceled "Law & Order: LA" now playing out the string of leftover episodes. It earned a 1.5/5 rating at 10 p.m., 15% higher than a week ago.
With some reruns earlier in the evening, NBC earned a 1.3/4 for the night, the same as a week ago. This tied CBS -- in a total rerun mode with its usual Tuesday comedies. CBS had a 1.3 rating a week ago. Univision also claimed a 1.3/4, the same as the previous week, and CW had a 0.2/1.