Ratings: ‘Bachelor’ Season Finale Puts a Ring on 2-Year ABC Monday High

NBC still takes total viewers, thanks to “The Voice”

Last Updated: March 15, 2016 @ 10:35 AM

ABC accepted the key ratings demographic rose on Monday night, when “The Bachelor” season finale handed the broadcaster its top score for the weeknight in two years.

Last night, “Bachelor” Ben Higgins gave his final flower out and even proposed — find out to whom here.

NBC still topped in total viewers, thanks to “The Voice.” The singing competition bested “The Bachelor” outright in head-to-head competition. ABC leapfrogged NBC in the main 18-49 demo, however, as ABC’s “After the Final Rose” special crushed scripted series “Blindspot,” which will rise more in delayed viewing.

ABC was first in ratings with a 2.8 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 9.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.8/9 and 9.5 million viewers. An “After the Final Rose” special at 10 posted a 2.7/9 and 9.2 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 2.5 and first in viewers with 10.3 million. At 8, “The Voice” scored a 3.0/10 and 12.2 million viewers. At 10, “Blindspot” received a 1.7/5 and 6.5 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.4 and in viewers with 8 million. “Supergirl” at 8 had a 1.3/5 and 6.6 million viewers. At 9, “Scorpion” got a 1.5/5 and 8.8 million viewers. At 10, NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 1.3/4 and 8.7 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.3 and in viewers with 3.9 million. “Gotham” at 8 posted a 1.3/5 and 4 million viewers. At 9, “Lucifer” had a 1.2/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 592,000, airing just reruns.


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