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”

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.