early ratings notes via ABC:
Monday Night (8-11pm): Continuing to hold strong against NBC’s Olympic coverage, with The Bachelor: Women Tell All (up over last year, despite facing the Winter Games) and a repeat of Castle, ABC stood as Monday’s #1 non-sports network on the evening for the 2nd week in a row with Total Viewers (9.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.0/8), beating its closest competitor by 1.4 million viewers and by 20% in Adults 18-49 (CBS = 7.8 million and 2.5/7)
The Bachelor: Women Tell All (8-10pm): Monday’s #1 non-Olympic TV program for the 2nd week in a row in Total Viewers (11.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.9/10), ABC’s The Bachelor paced well ahead of its non-Olympic competition from 8-10pm, besting runner-up CBS by 3.5 million viewers and by 44% with young adults (CBS – 7.7 million and 2.7/7). The ABC unscripted show ranked #1 against regular competition in its 2-hour time period 6th week in a row in Adults 18-34 and stood as Monday’s #1 TV series telecast with Women 18-34 for its 8th straight telecast this season.
- Despite facing the Winter Olympics this year, The Bachelor: Women Tell All was up year-to-year in Total Viewers (+3% - 11.2 million vs. 10.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (+5% - 3.9/10 vs. 3.7/9). In fact Women Tell All attracted its biggest overall audience in 10 seasons (3rd most-watched ever) and highest Adult 18-49 number in 5 seasons – since Fall 2003 on 11/12/03 and Spring 2006 on 2/20/06, respectively.