via press release:
As The Bachelor and The Bachelor: After the Final Rose finished as the Top 2 TV shows on Monday, ABC won the night over its nearest competition (Fox) by 61% in Total Viewers and by 84% in Adults 18-49, ranking #1 in all 6 half-hours. The Net won the night for the 3rd time in 4 weeks. ABC was up over the year-ago night by 10% in Total Viewers and by 17% in Adults 18-49. The Net posted its highest rated Monday in 1-1/2 years among Adults 18-49 – since 9/19/11.
Please Note: The Bachelor finale ran from 8-10:07pm and After the Final Rose ran from 10:07-11pm, so the numbers for both programs will adjust in the National ratings this afternoon.
Wrapping with season-highs and dominating its time period, ABC’s The Bachelor 17th-season finale was up over last season’s finale by 9% in Total Viewers and by 14% in Adults 18-49. The finale spiked over the prior week’s telecast in viewers (+18%) and young adults (+18%). On average, The Bachelor finished up over the prior season across key demographics, including in Total Viewers (+3%), Adults 18-49 (+7%), Adults 18-34 (+17%) and Women 18-34 (+19%).
ABC’s The Bachelor: After the Final Rose towered over the 10 o’clock hour, beating the combined delivery of CBS and NBC in the hour among viewers (+9%) and young adults (+46%). The Bachelor: After the Final Rose grew over last year’s special by 11% in viewers and by 15% in Adults 18-49.