Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’s Hometown Dates Prove More Attractive Than ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

But NBC’s Olympics coverage still crushes Monday primetime

The Bachelor Arie Luyendyk

There’s no place like hometown dates, especially for ABC. The visits contestants paid to their respective places of origin with Arie Luyendyk on Monday’s “The Bachelor” were more enticing to viewers than what was happening with the “Celebrity Big Brother” gang over on CBS.

Of course, everything on network television paled in comparison to NBC’s Olympics coverage. Yet again.

Airing PyeongChang competition, NBC was first in ratings with a 3.7 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 15.7 million, according to preliminary numbers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and in viewers with 5.6 million. From 8-10, “The Bachelor” hometown dates installment posted a 1.6/6 and 6.2 million viewers. The episode was followed by a repeat airing of “The Good Doctor.”

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 4 million. From 8-9, “Celebrity Big Brother” put up a 1.2/4 and 5.1 million viewers. The rest of the network’s primetime block was stacked with reruns.

Univision and Telemundo died for was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth in viewers with 1.4 million. Telemundo came in sixth in viewers with 1.3 million.

Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and fourth in viewers with 1.8 million, filling their Monday night with repeats.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million. At 8, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” managed a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers, which was followed by reruns.