Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Dumps ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

But NBC’s Olympics coverage dominates Monday primetime

Last Updated: February 22, 2018 @ 8:18 AM

ABC’s “The Bachelor” just earned a more desirable audience than CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother” — but NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage easily (and yes, predictably) bested the bunch in Monday ratings.

Airing PyeongChang competition, NBC was first in ratings with a 5.2 rating/19 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 20.5 million, according to preliminary numbers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and in viewers with 5.5 million. A two-hour “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.5/5 and 5.9 million viewers. A rerun followed.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “Celebrity Big Brother” at 8 had a 1.3/5 and 5.1 million viewers. Repeats followed.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.4 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.22 million.

Fox and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 1.8 million, airing all reruns. The CW was seventh in viewers with 1.16 million.

For The CW, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. Repeats followed.