Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Season Finale Grows From Last Year, Beats ‘This Is Us’

Fox settles for last place among Big 4 broadcasters with “MasterChef Junior” Season 7 premiere

Last Updated: March 13, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Colton Underwood found love last night on the season finale of “The Bachelor,” and ABC found a Tuesday ratings win in the key demo.

Thanks to “NCIS,” CBS easily won primetime in total viewers.

From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Part 2 of the “Bachelor” finale posted a 2.3 rating/10 share among adults 18-49 and 8.062 million viewers. Last year’s comparable conclusion aired over three hours on Monday, March 5, 2018, averaging a 2.2 demo rating and 7.938 million total viewers. That elongated episode marked season-finale lows for the series, though a few “Bachelorette” season finales have done worse.

Find out where Colton and Cassie left off here, and see how Monday’s Part 1 fared in ratings here.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6.35 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following “The Bachelor,” a preview premiere of “Videos After Dark” at 10 had a 0.8/4 and 2.9 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.3/6 and third in viewers with 6.32 million. “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 got a 1.2/5 and 5.3 million viewers. “This Is Us” at 9 put up a 1.8/7 and 7.5 million viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 received a 1.0/5 and 6.1 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/4, but first in viewers with 9.3 million. “NCIS” at 8 landed a 1.1/5 and 11.9 million viewers. “F.B.I.” at 9 had a 1.0/4 and 9 million viewers. At 10, “NCIS: New Orleans” got a 0.7/3 and 7.1 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.7 million. Those were the results of the two-hour “MasterChef Jr.” premiere.

Univision, The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.4 million; CW was sixth with 1.2 million; Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Roswell, New Mexico” got a 0.2/1 and 938,000 viewers.

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