sean catherine bachelor finale ratings TV ratings: 'The Bachelor' finale rises and gives ABC a Monday winFast National ratings for Monday, March 11, 2013

The finale of “The Bachelor” and the “After the Final Rose” reunion show gave ABC an across-the-board ratings win Monday. The finale improved on last year’s conclusion and scored the network’s best Monday ratings among adults 18-49 since September 2011.

Also Tuesday, “The Following” was off a little from last week but still finished second in its hour in both viewers and adults 18-49. “The Biggest Loser” dropped on NBC, but “Deception” improved slightly on last week’s ratings.

ABC easily led the night with 10.3 million viewers and a 6.7 rating/10 share in households. FOX (6.42 million, 4.0/6) edged CBS (6.37 million, 4.2/7) for second place. NBC took fourth with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.1/5. The CW (900,000, 0.6/1) trailed.

ABC also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 3.5 rating. FOX came in second in the demo with a 1.9, beating out NBC (1.7) and CBS (1.6). The CW posted a 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelor” season finale (9.5 million viewers, 6.2/10 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (5.3 million, 3.5/6)/”Rules of Engagement” (7 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: “Bones” rerun (4.85 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: “The Carrie Diaries” (1.1 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelor” (3.0) 9 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelor” season finale (10.5 million, 6.7/10)
FOX: “The Following” (8 million, 4.9/7)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (6.2 million, 4.2/6)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (6.2 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.9 million, 3.7/6)
The CW: “90210” (683,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelor” (3.6) 10 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelor” season finale/”The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” (11 million, 7.1/11)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (6.8 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “Deception” (3.3 million, 2.2/4) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelor”/”After the Final Rose” (3.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter