Ratings: Debut of ‘Bachelor’ Spinoff ‘Listen to Your Heart’ Doesn’t Score ‘Bachelor’-Like Numbers

NBC and Fox tie for first in Monday primetime

Last Updated: April 14, 2020 @ 10:06 AM

The series premiere of “The Bachelor” spinoff “Listen to Your Heart” didn’t woo viewers on Monday, settling for numbers that don’t compare to those typical of its long-running parent series, according to initial data from Nielsen.

Not only did the debut of “The Bachelor” offshoot (full title “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart”) not stack up against “The Bachelor” itself, it also couldn’t top some stiff primetime competition last night, including “The Voice” on NBC and a new episode of “9-1-1” and a TMZ-produced “Tiger King” special on Fox.

NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 8.1 million and Fox was third with 5.6 million.

For NBC, “The Voice,” airing from 8-10 p.m., scored a 1.6/7 and 9.8 million viewers. At 10, the Season 2 premiere of “Songland” received a 0.9/4 and 4.7 million viewers.

For Fox, “9-1-1” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.5/7 and 7.4 million viewers. At 9, “TMZ Investigates: Tiger King – What Really Went Down?” landed a 1.1/5 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.7 and second in viewers with 6.7 million. At 8 p.m., “The Neighborhood” got a 1.0/5 and 7.2 million viewers. “Bob Hearts Abishola” at 8:30 had a 0.8/4 and 6.7 million viewers. At 9, “All Rise” managed a 0.6/3 and 6 million viewers. At 10, “Bull” ended the night with a 0.7/3 and 7.3 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6 and in viewers with 2.9 million. From 8-10 p.m., the series premiere of “The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart” received a 0.7/3 and 3 million viewers. At 10, new drama “The Baker and the Beauty” debuted to a 0.5/3 and 2.6 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 760,000 viewers. At 8 p.m., “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” had a 0.2/1 and 963,000 viewers. Following a repeat, “Roswell, New Mexico” at 9 got a 0.1/1 and 634,000 viewers.