‘The Bachelor’ Ratings Wilt In Penultimate Week, ‘Voice’ Drops From Season Debut


There were no miniseries, no specials, no Presidential speeches on primetime last night but the almost full house from the Big 4 and the CW was certainly packed with explosive action – and we don’t just mean on 24: Legacy (0.9/3). Problem was a lot of that action had a downward movement.

Heading into next week’s Season 21 finale, The Bachelor filled ABC’s night with an 8PM (2.2/7) show and a two-hour The Bachelor: The Women Tell All (1.8/6) The long since announced next Bachelorette obviously did not make the final two after last night’s Finland expedition but Rachel Lindsay seemed cool with not getting a rose on Monday. ABC will likely not be very cool with the reality romance show declining 8% among adults 18-49 from last week. And they will be distinctly uncool with this season’s Women Tell All dropping 18% from the similar March 7 episode of last year.

Worth noting that the 2016 confession episode ran from 8 -10 PM last spring and did not have a regular Bachelor broadcast as a lead-in. Nowhere near apples-to-apples but week-to-week, last night’s Women Tell All was up 157% in the demo from the debut of the When We Rise miniseries that ran in the 9 – 11 slot on February 27.

Fighting and winning the good unscripted battle for NBC, a two-hour The Voice (2.7/9) was the top rated and, with 12.10 million viewers, the most watched show of Monday. While NBC claimed an overall win with a 2.2/7 rating and an audience of 10.15 million last night, The Voice was down 13% from its two-hour season premiere of February 27 – which is OK all things considered. Unsurprisingly, lead-out Taken (1.3/5) also took a fall from its series premiere of last week with an 18% drop.

CBS was all repeats on Monday with the exception of a new Superior Donuts (1.2/4), which was even with its February 27 airing.

On Fox, a bomb went off on 24: Legacy but it only served to take out a chunk of the spin-off’s ratings with a 10% decline among the key demo. Even with its lead-in down, the usually unsteady APB (0.8/3) at least remained the same as last week among the 18-49s. Despite revelations galore on the screen, the same was true ratingswise of the CW’s Supergirl (0.7/3) in the key demo though the DC Comics-based show was up a tenth in share.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2017/03/rachel-lindsay-the-bachelor-ratings-down-penultimate-week-the-voice-supergril-24-legacy-nbc-1202038381/