via press note:
ABC Monday Prime: The Bachelor (8-11pm – 7.7 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49): Featuring the 3-hour Season 19 premiere of The Bachelor, ABC ranked #1 on Monday in Adults 18-49 (2.2/7 tied in rating w/ CBS’ original lineup), beating original Fox’s dramas by 10% (2.0/6 for Gotham/Sleepy Hollow) and NBC by 29% with the Monday premiere of Celebrity Apprentice and State of Affairs (1.7/5). The ABC unscripted series grew in each hour of its broadcast, gaining 10% in Total Viewers and 20% in Adults 18-49 from its first to final hour.
Please Note: The Bachelor premiere faced increased competition year to year from all-original programing on the other nets (NBC aired all repeats on the year-ago night, while CBS and Fox each aired some repeat programming).
· ABC posted a 6-week high on the night in Adults 18-49 (since 11/24/14), delivering its 2nd-highest rated Monday this season.
· The Bachelor ranked as Monday’s #1 TV show in Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).
· The Bachelor was Monday’s most-social broadcast with 247,043 tweets.