Ratings: Arie’s ‘Bachelor’ Season Finale Sinks 19 Percent From Nick Viall’s

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Last Updated: March 6, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

ABC won Monday night in primetime TV ratings, but its Season 22 finale for “The Bachelor” dropped 19 percent from last year’s version. NBC’s “The Voice” beat the reality dating competition head-to-head, though “Good Girls” at 10 p.m. couldn’t keep pace with Arie’s proposal.

NBC finished first in total viewers last night, and was within one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point from matching ABC.

ABC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” finale, which was advertised as “unedited,” was the only show on ABC’s primetime schedule.

NBC was second in ratings with a 2.1/8 and first in viewers with 9.4 million. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. posted a 2.4/9 and 11.5 million viewers over the course of its two-hour telecast. “Good Girls” at 10 had a 1.3/5 and 5.4 million viewers.

CBS and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. CBS was third in total viewers with 5.4 million, Fox was fourth with 3.6 million.

For CBS, “Kevin Can Wait” at 8 got a 1.1/4 and 6.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “Man With a Plan” received a 1.0/4 and 5.9 million viewers. “Superior Donuts” at 9 had a 0.8/3 and 5.1 million viewers. “Living Biblically” at 9:30 managed a 0.7/3 and 4.4 million viewers. At 10, “Scorpion” closed primetime to a 0.8/3 and 5.5 million viewers.

For Fox, “Lucifer” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 3.1 million viewers. “The Resident” at 9 got a 0.9/3 and 4 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.6 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 981,000. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 settled for a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” limped to a 0.2/1 and just 772,000 viewers.