Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Premiere Can’t Vault ABC Over CBS

NBC settles for third with “The Biggest Loser” return, solid sitcom time slot premieres

“The Bachelor” was good last night — but not good enough.

The ABC dating competition and its live aftershow premieres placed the network just shy of CBS among the key 18-49 demographic in primetime on Monday night. The gap was much wider in total viewers, however — and CBS just ran its normal Monday lineup.

NBC settled for third place with the season premiere of “The Biggest Loser,” and some solid time period premieres from its two new sitcoms. Fox was fourth on the night with its “Superhuman” special.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Supergirl” at 8 p.m. had a 1.8/6 and 8.8 million viewers. At 9, “Scorpion” got a 2.1/6 and 11.5 million viewers. At 10, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 1.6/5 and 10.5 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.8/6 and in viewers with 6.4 million. “The Bachelor” beginning at 8 posted a 2.2/7 and 7.5 million viewers. At 9, “The Bachelor Live” put up a 1.1/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in viewers with 4.3 million. “Superstore” at 8 posted a 1.7/6 and 6 million viewers. “Telenovela” at 8:30 had a 1.3/4 and 4.5 million viewers. “The Biggest Loser,” which began at 9, got a 1.2/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 5.4 million, airing only the “Superhuman” special.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.8/2. Univision edged Telemundo for fifth in total viewers, 1.99 million to 1.97 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.4 million, airing just reruns.