bachelor finale ratings TV ratings: 'Bachelor' finale scores for ABC MondayFast National ratings for Monday, March 14, 2011

The finale of “The Bachelor” gave ABC an across-the-board ratings win, and along with the usual daylight-savings slump, stole some viewers from FOX and NBC.

A full night of rose-related programming averaged 13.8 million viewers and an 8.7 rating/14 share in households, leading second-place FOX (8.8 million, 5.3/8) by 5 million viewers. A night of reruns (except for “Mad Love”) on CBS drew 7.6 million viewers and a 4.8/6. NBC (6.4 million, 4.1/6) came in fourth, while The CW (617,000, 0.4/1) was way off the pace.

ABC also easily won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.5 rating. FOX came in second with a 2.7, beating CBS’ 2.1. NBC averaged 1.5 in the demo and The CW a meager 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “The Bachelor” finale (12.7 million viewers, 8.0/13 households)
FOX: “House” (10.3 million, 6.1/10)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (6.1 million, 3.9/6)/”Mad Love” (6.5 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: “Chuck” (5 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: “90210” rerun (732,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Bachelor” (4.0)

9 p.m.

ABC: “The Bachelor” finale (14.9 million, 9.4/14)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (9.8 million, 6.3/10)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (8.5 million, 5.5/8)
FOX: “The Chicago Code” (7.3 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “The Event” (4.2 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (502,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “The Bachelor” (4.9)

10 p.m.

ABC: “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” (13.9 million, 8.8/14)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” (10 million, 6.5/11)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (7.3 million, 4.7/8)

18-49 leader: “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” (4.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter