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Monday Ratings: Solid ‘The Bachelor’ Season-Ender on ABC; ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Revival Left at the Fox Starting Gate


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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021

Total Viewers:
NBC: 6.23 million, ABC: 5.59, CBS: 4.70, Fox: 2.46, CW: 500,000

Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.3 rating/8 share, NBC: 0.9/ 5, CBS: 0.5/ 3, Fox: 0.4/ 2, CW: 0.1/ 1

The season-finale of ABC’s “The Bachelor”, as expected, scored an easy victory in adults 18-49 with a 1.4 rating/9 share in the demo from 8-10 p.m.. Comparably, that was 27 percent above competing “The Voice” on NBC (1.1/ 7). But “The Voice” still dominated in total viewers, with 7.67 million viewers versus 5.74 million for “The Bachelor.”

It was an easy 10 p.m. time victory for special “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose”, with 5.29 million viewers and a 1.3/ 8 in adults 18-49. Competing dramas “Bull” on CBS (#2, 5.00 million) and “Debris” on NBC (3.36 million) could each only muster a 0.4/ 3 in the demo.

In revival debut series results, the return of “America’s Most Wanted” on Fox, now hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, was left at the 9-10 p.m. starting gate with just 2.20 million viewers and a 0.3/ 2 in adults 18-49 — fourth in both categories.

Also opening a new season was CW drama “Bulletproof”, which was certainly not bulletproof in these fast affiliate results with a mere 529,000 viewers (#5) and a 0.1/ 1 in the demo (#5) at 8 p.m.

Elsewhere, CBS 8-9 p.m. comedies “The Neighborhood” (Viewers: 5.18 million; A18-49: 0.7/ 4) and “Bob Hearts Abishola” (Viewers: 4.84 million; A18-49: 0.6/ 3) remain compatible No. 3 options in the hour. But sophomore lead-out drama “All Rise” (Viewers: 4.84 million; A18-49: 0.6/ 3), also third in the 9 p.m. hour, is not worthy of a fourth season.

Source: Nielsen Media Research