Ratings: 'The Bachelor' Slips From Record-Low Season Premiere, Still Tops Monday

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Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Slips From Record-Low Season Premiere, Still Tops Monday

NBC originals barely top CBS and Fox reruns in key demo

“The Bachelor” may have slipped from last week’s record-low ratings for a season premiere, but the dating competition still comfortably topped all other broadcast series on Monday. Paired with an episode of medical drama “The Good Doctor,” ABC finished first outright in primetime.

ESPN, which like ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company, aired the college football National Championship Game on Monday evening. We’ll get Nielsen numbers for Alabama’s victory over The Ohio State University later today.

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The Crimson Tide rolled over the Buckeyes 52-24.

ABC was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.1/6 and 4.6 million viewers. “The Good Doctor” at 10 had a 0.5/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.5/3 and third in viewers with 2.7 million. “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8 got a 0.5/3 and 3 million viewers. At 9, “The Wall” received a 0.5/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “The Weakest Link” at 10 had a 0.5/3 and 2.4 million viewers.

CBS, Fox and Univision tied third in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. CBS was second in total viewers with 3 million, Fox was fourth with 2.1 million and Univision was fifth with 1.2 million.

CBS and Fox both aired all repeats last night.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 961,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/0 and in viewers with 405,000. At 8, “All American Stories,” which is coded as a special, had a 0.1/0 and 376,000 viewers. A rerun followed.

Tony Maglio