Primetime Ratings: ‘Bachelor’ Premiere Drives ABC

Bachelor-driven ABC seized ratings honors Monday, putting up a 1.2 score in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. That beat the 0.8/3 posted by CBS and the 0.8/2 that NBC rated. 

The premiere of The Bachelor did a 1.5 from 8 to 10 p.m. and was followed by a Good Doctor repeat. The Bachelor opened to a 1.8 last January. 

CBS had repeated comedies before a SEAL Team rerun. 

On NBC, The Wall scored a 0.8 and Better Late Than Never at 0.7 across two hours. Better Late rated a 1.1 Dec. 11. 

Fox was at 0.7/2. Lucifer did a 0.7 and The Gifted a 0.7. Both were down 13% from their last original airings. 

Univision rated a 0.5/2 and Telemundo a 0.3/1. 

The CW did a 0.2/1, with a Supergirl repeat, then Valor at a flat 0.2.

Michael Malone

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.