Ratings: NBC’s ‘Better Late Than Never’ Beats CBS’ ‘9JKL’ in Battle of Season Finales

But ABC wins Monday with “The Bachelor,” “The Good Doctor”

Last Updated: February 6, 2018 @ 8:54 AM

Better “Better Late Than Never” than “9JKL.” The NBC travel show’s (pictured above) season finale beat the final 2017-18 episode of CBS’ “9JKL” head-to-head on Monday — though neither network was the primetime winner. That distinction belonged to ABC, which returned “The Good Doctor” as a strong compliment to “The Bachelor.”

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.8/6 and 6.8 million viewers. At 10, “Good Doctor” landed a 1.7/7 and 9.5 million viewers.

NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.0/4. NBC was third in total viewers with 4.9 million, Fox was fourth with 4.3 million.

For NBC, “The Wall” at 8 had a 1.5/6 and 6.7 million viewers. At 9, “Better Late” got a 1.1/4 and 5.3 million viewers. A Winter Olympics preview at 10 closed out primetime with a 0.6/2 and 2.6 million viewers.

For Fox, “Lucifer” at 8 received a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9, “The Resident” matched its lead-in’s rating/share, and grew the overall audience to 4.8 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4, but second in viewers with 5.8 million. “Kevin Can Wait” at 8 had a 1.2/5 and 6.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “Man With a Plan” got a 1.0/4 and 6.4 million viewers. “Superior Donuts” at 9 received a 1.0/3 and 5.6 million viewers. At 9:30, “9JKL” managed a 0.8/3 and 4.8 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 10 settled for a 0.7/3 and 5.5 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.6 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.

For The CW, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 2.1 million viewers. Reruns followed.