TV Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Finale Edges Out ‘The Voice’ in the Demo

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The Nielsen dry spell has broken, raining down ratings points like manna from heaven to hungry researchers. Here’s what happened Monday night, according to Nielsen’s final national numbers:

The Bachelor” chose a fiancee, but while the finale hit a season high, it still barely edged out “The Voice” in the two hours the reality series went head-to-head. The final two hours of Nick Viall’s season brought in a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and an average audience of 8.4 million. “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” notched a 2.4 in the demo and brought 7.85 million pairs of eyeballs to ABC.

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“The Voice” on NBC ticked down slightly from last week to a 2.6 in the demo and 12.18 million viewers. “Taken” appears to have found its level with a steady 1.2 in the demo and 5.73 million viewers.

CBS’ Monday comedies all ticked down some in what may have been the continuation of a Daylight Saving Time hangover. “Kevin Can Wait” weighed in with a 1.3 in the demo and 6.79 million viewers. “Man With a Plan” drew a 1.1 and 6.34 million viewers. “Superior Donuts” and “2 Broke Girls” matched that 1.1 demo rating, but brought in total audiences of 6.21 million and 5.45 million, respectively. “Scorpion” notched a 1.1 as well and 6.61 million viewers on the whole.

Over on Fox, “24: Legacy” stayed above the Mulaney Line with a 1.0 in the demo and 3.9 million viewers. “APB” ticked down to a 0.7 in the demo and 3.25 million.

The CW aired a repeat of the Howie Mandel All-Star Gala.

As a reminder, daily ratings fluctuations tend to amount to mere quantum foam, and many of these series will see lifts of 50% or more once viewing within three and seven days is counted. However, most of those gains won’t translate to the ratings guarantees networks make advertisers.

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  1. Burro b says:

    Stupid fake show watched by hopeless romantics. Perhaps finding love is better then watching fake love. Horrible

  2. CHANGING OF THE GUARD, BACHELOR STYLE says:

    Normally, barely edging out THE VOICE for number one might be considered a mediocre event. But, not in this instance! Lol!!!!! First of all, let’s acknowledge that THE BACHELOR just accomplished the impossible; beating THE VOICE for number one Monday night show and setting itself up for the potential to be the number one broadcast show this week, given that there will be no new BIG BANG THEORY because of the basketball tournament taking up 3 hours of primetime programming on CBS. Secondly, THE BACHELOR: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE pulled a 2.4 at 10pm. When is the last time broadcast tv had a show pulling giant numbers at 10pm. It just goes to show that viewers particularly in the 18-49 year old categpry will still watch the broadcast networks when you give them something that is appealing to watch. Liberal media bigwigs dont want to face the truth, the obvious, that people don’t want to sit and watch agenda programming. Peiple are tired of Liberal fulth masquerading as quality PC television. Broadcast tv cant get viewers because they dont offer the majority decent programming or programming they care about, instead catering to small pereverted segments of society. It’s a recipe for failure and make no mistake about broadcast tv is failing bigtime. I hear people talk about it all the time that they are sick of the filthy direction tv has taken. It’s a huge part of the reason why cable and satellite services are losing subscribers in huge chunks consistently. Most people aren’t going to pay huge fees to have filth programming coming in their tv sets at all times of the day and night. If that is the new norm, we’ll stick with the good old antenna. All most people want their tvs for most of the time is the local news and sports anyway, along with an occasional series they find watchable and entertaining and free of agenda programming such as THE BACHELOR .

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