TV ratings: 'The Bachelorette' finale rises, gives ABC a big win Monday

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the-bachelorette-season-10-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, July 28, 2014

"The Bachelorette" was up last week for the "Men Tell All" special and rose again this week with the final episode and "After the Final Rose" reunion, hitting a season high in total viewers and in the 18-49 demographic rating during the third hour of the finale.

Elsewhere, NBC's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" opened to modest numbers, while "Under the Dome" was down slightly on CBS. FOX's "Hotel Hell" held steady from its premiere numbers a week ago.

ABC won the night easily, earning an average of 7.7 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share in households, which is 2 million more total viewers than it averaged a week ago. NBC was second with 5.4 million and a 3.0/5, followed by CBS at 5 million and a 3.3/6, FOX at 4.8 million and a 2.8/5 and The CW at 783,000 and a 0.5/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, ABC also took home the crown with a 2.0 rating, followed by NBC and FOX tied at 1.8, CBS at 1.1 and The CW at 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" finale (7.3 million viewers, 4.9/8 households)
FOX: "Masterchef" (5.6 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" premiere (4.6 million, 2.7/5)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" rerun (4.1 million, 2.8/5)/"Mom" rerun (3.9 million, 2.7/5)
The CW: 2014 Young Hollywood Awards (848,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Masterchef" (2.0)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" finale (7.8 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "American Ninja Warrior" (5.7 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" rerun (4.7 million, 3.2/5)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (4.2 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Hotel Hell" (4.1 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: 2014 Young Hollywood Awards (717,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader:
Tie - "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Bachelorette" (2.0)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Under the Dome" (6.6 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "American Ninja Warrior" (5.8 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" (7.9 million, 5.3/9)

18-49 leader: Tie - "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Bachelorette" (2.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Photo/Video credit: ABC