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ABC Spikes to 1-Year Monday Entertainment High Among Adults 18-49 with ‘Bachelor’ Finale

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, March 5, 2018 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

Total Viewers (in millions):
NBC: 9.45 million, ABC: 7.835, CBS: 5.44, Fox: 3.58, CW: 981,000

Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
ABC: 2.2 rating/8 share, NBC: 2.1/ 8, CBS and Fox: 0.8/ 3 each, CW: 0.3/ 1

Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
ABC: 1.9 rating/10 share, NBC: 1.2/ 6, Fox: 0.5/ 3, CBS: 0.4/ 2, CW: 0.2/ 1

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ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 7.8 million and 2.2/8 in AD18-49): Featuring the 22nd season finale of The Bachelor, ABC won Monday night in Adults 18-49 over The Voice-led NBC (2.2/8 vs. 2.1/8). In addition, ABCdominated Monday’s prime with Adults 18-34, beating NBC by 58% (1.9/10 vs. 1.2/6)with The Bachelor as the night’s #1 TV show.
 
·         The Network scored a Monday season best in Adults 18-49 with its top entertainment rating on the evening in 1 year – since 3/13/17.
 
·         Airing from 8-11pm, ABC’s The Bachelor season finale spiked to season highs, jumping week to week by 1.2 million viewers (7.8 million vs. 6.6 million)and by 22% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/8 vs. 1.8/7).   

(Source: ABC)

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8:00 PM

ABC – The Bachelor (season finale)
Viewers: 7.93 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 2.2/9 (#2). Adults 18-34: 1.9/10 (#1)

CBS – Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 6.29 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.1/4 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.21 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.3/9 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.2/7 (#2)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.17 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.27 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.3/1 (#5)

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8:30 PM

ABC – The Bachelor (season finale)
Viewers: 7.35 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 2.1/8 (#2). Adults 18-34: 1.9/10 (#1)

CBS – Man with a Plan
Viewers: 5.87 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.59 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.5/9 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.4/7 (#2)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.07 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.12 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.4/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:00 PM

ABC – The Bachelor (season finale)
Viewers: 7.19 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 2.0/7 (#2). Adults 18-34: 1.8/9 (#1)

CBS – Superior Donuts
Viewers: 5.11 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#4)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.64 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.5/9 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.4/7 (#2)

Fox – The Resident
Viewers: 3.98 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.9/3 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#3)

CW – iZombie
Viewers: 0.82 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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9:30 PM

ABC – The Bachelor (season finale)
Viewers: 7.59 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 2.2/8 (#2). Adults 18-34: 1.9/9 (#1)

CBS – Living Biblically
Viewers: 4.42 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#4)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.42 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.5/9 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.4/7 (#2)

Fox – The Resident
Viewers: 4.08 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.9/3 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#3)

CW – iZombie
Viewers: 0.72 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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10:00 PM

ABC – The Bachelor (season finale)
Viewers: 8.46 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.4/9 (#1). Adults 18-34: 2.1/11 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 5.53 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3)

NBC – Good Girls
Viewers: 6.11 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.5/6 (#2), Adults 18-34: 0.8/4 (#2)

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10:30 PM

ABC – The Bachelor (season finale)
Viewers: 8.49 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.4/10 (#1). Adults 18-34: 2.1/12 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 5.41 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3)

NBC – Good Girls
Viewers: 4.74 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#2), Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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