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Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With Strong ‘Bachelor’

ABC took top prize in Monday’s ratings, as The Bachelor led the network to a 1.7 in viewers 18-49, and a 6 share. CBS and Fox were runner-up, both at 1.0/4.

Two hours of The Bachelor scored a 1.8 and The Good Doctor a 1.7, both shows flat with last Monday.

On CBS, Kevin Can Wait rated a 1.3 and Man With a Plan a 1.2, both series flat. Superior Donuts was down 9% at 1.0 and 9JKL decreased 20% to 0.8. Drama Scorpion fell 11% to 0.8.

On Fox, Lucifer grew 29% to 0.9 and The Resident rated a 1.0. The medical drama premiered Sunday, with a football playoffs lead-in, at 2.7.

NBC posted a 0.9/3. The Wall did a level 1.2 and Better Late Than Never lost 10% for a 0.9, then The Brave fell 14% to 0.6.

Telemundo and Univision both scored a 0.5/2.

The CW did a 0.3/1. Supergirl dropped 17% to 0.5 and Valor posted its usual 0.2.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.