The season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" rose over last season's finale, helping to push the network to a ratings win on Monday night, while NBC's "The Biggest Loser" dropped off 14 percent to hit a season low, according to preliminary numbers.
ABC drew first place in the advertiser-preferred 18-49 demographic with a 3.5 rating/9 share and in total viewers with 10.3 million. "The Bachelor" season finale at 8 p.m. grew 14 percent over last March's finale — which, granted, faced NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" — for a 3.3/9 and drew 10 million total viewers.
"The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" at 10 was also up from last year, drawing the night's best ratings with a 3.8/10 and the night's largest audience with 11 million total viewers.
Fox drew a distant second place in ratings and total viewers with a 1.9/5 and 6.41 million. With a "Bones" repeat as a lead-in, "The Following" at 9 dipped slightly, posting a 2.6/7 and taking 8 million total viewers.
NBC came in third in ratings and fourth in total viewers with a 1.7/5 and 4.8 million. "The Biggest Loser" slid 14 percent, hitting a season low of 1.9/5 and drawing 5.6 million total viewers, while "Deception" at 10 climbed 9 percent to a 1.2/3 and had 3.3 million total viewers.