Ratings: ‘Bachelor’ Finale Dips Double Digits, NBC Tops ABC

“After the Final Rose” special drops 29 percent from last March’s post-show

Last Updated: March 10, 2015 @ 9:20 AM

ABC’s “The Bachelor” finale and its “After the Final Rose” post-show dropped double-digits from last year’s season-ending episodes, handing “The Voice”-driven NBC first place in both demo ratings and in total viewers.

That said, “The Bachelor” hit season highs in both the advertiser-sought age group and in eyeballs.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.9 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 3.6/11 and 13.5 million viewers — both highs on the night. “The Night Shift” at 10 got a 1.4/4 and 5.8 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 2.7/8 and third in viewers with 9.6 million. “The Bachelor” at 8 received a 2.7/8 — down 18 percent from 2014’s March finale — and 9.5 million viewers. The “After the Final Rose” special at 10 posted a 2.7/8 — down 29 percent — and 9.7 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.9/6 and second in viewers with 9.8 million. At 8, “2 Broke Girls” received a 2.0/7 and 8.3 million viewers. “Mike & Molly” at 8:30 had a 2.0/6 and 8.8 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 9 got a 2.0/6 and 10.4 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 posted a 1.7/5 and 10.5 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in viewers with three million.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with three million. After a rerun, “The Following” at 9 got a 1.1/3 — down 31 percent from last week — and 3.5 million viewers.

Telemundo and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Telemundo was sixth in viewers with 1.4 million viewers. The CW was seventh in viewers with 1.3 million.

For CW, “The Originals” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers. “Jane The Virgin” at 9 got a 0.5/1 and 1.3 million viewers.