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Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Pushes ABC Past NBC

Matt LeBlanc’s ”Man With a Plan“ returned Monday for Season 3

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” was the most-watched show in Monday’s primetime, but “The Bachelor” did better among adults 18-49, propelling ABC to No. 1 in TV ratings.

NBC finished first in total-viewer averages last night. Elsewhere, CBS settled for third place outright on the night it premiered Season 3 of Matt LeBlanc’s “Man With a Plan.” The former “Friends” star’s sitcom started better than it did last year, though it also enjoyed a more successful lead-in this time around.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8, “The Bachelor” scored a 1.8/7 and 6.1 million viewers. At 10, “The Good Doctor” received a 1.0/5 and 5.9 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.4/6 and first in viewers with 8.3 million. “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” from 8-10 earned a 1.6/7 and 9.8 million viewers. At 10, “Manifest” got a 0.9/4 and 5.3 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 5.8 million. At 8, “The Neighborhood” posted a 1.4/6 and 7.5 million viewers. At 8:30, the “Man With a Plan” Season 3 premiere had a 1.1/5 and 6.2 million viewers. At 9, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” received a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. At 10, “Bull” settled for a 0.8/4 and 6.3 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 4.6 million. At 8, “The Resident” opened primetime with a 1.0/4 and 5.4 million viewers. At 9, “The Passage,” closed things out with a 0.9/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. However, Univision was fifth in viewers with 1.4 million and Telemundo took sixth place with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million. At 8, “Arrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “Black Lightening” settled for a 0.3/1 and 950,000 viewers.