NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Drowns Out ‘The Bachelor’ Finale, But ‘Rose’ Delivers Nightly Win To ABC


NBC’s singing competition The Voice topped Monday in total viewers and the demo, outstripping the latest edition finale of ABC’s The Bachelor find-a-mate derby.

In their first hour of hand-to-hand combat, The Voice clocked a 2.9 demo rating, and 12.3M total viewers, to Bachelor’s 2.7 demo rating and 9.1M viewers. At 9 PM, Bachelor rose to a 3.0 demo rating to tie The Voice, though in total viewers, NBC’s show continued to out-shout ABC’s with 12.1M viewers and 9.9M viewers, respectively. Across its two hours, The Bachelor finale held even with its year-ago finale in the demo (2.8)

At 10 PM, however, The Bachelor: After The Final Rose took over; its 2.7 demo rating and 9.2M viewers pricked NBC’s Blindspot (1.7 demo rating, and 6.5M viewers), as well as CBS’ NCIS: LA (1.3,  8.7M viewers). Earlier in the night, CBS’ 8 PM Supergirl, tied NCIS: LA’s 1.3 demo rating, and logged 6.6 million viewers; at 9 PM, Scorpion topped the network’s night with a 1.5 demo rating and 8.8M viewers.

Even so, Blindspot, which is among this season’s most time-shifted dramas, was the night’s No. 1 scripted show among the Big Four broadcasters in the demo according to the Live+Same Day stats out this morning.

Blindspot’s 10 PM tumble relative to its lead-in cost NBC first place in the demo for the night, which instead went to ABC’s primetime 2.8 rating among viewers 18-49, to NBC’s 2.5, as well as CBS’ 1.4, Fox’s 1.3 and CW’s 0.2. ABC delivered a Monday season high in adults 18-49 with its top rating on the night in two years.

In total viewers, CBS came in third with an average of 8.0M viewers, besting Fox’s 3.9M, achieved with Gotham (1.3, 4.0M) and Lucifer (1.2, 3.9M). CW, with repeats, logged 592K viewers.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/03/the-voice-beats-the-bachelor-finale-rose-wins-timeslot-ratings-1201720608/