ben courtney bachelor finale TV ratings: 'Bachelor' finale woos viewers; 'The Voice,' 'Smash' downFast National ratings for Monday, March 12, 2012

“The Bachelor” Ben Flajnik got the girl (sort of) Monday night, and the ratings followed for ABC. It took three hours of programming — two for the finale and one for “After the Final Rose” — but the reality show won out in the 10 o’clock hour, giving strong showing at 8 and 9 p.m. against NBC’s “The Voice,” which earned NBC the top spot of the night but was down over last week.

Fans of “Smash” may be singing a sad tune because the show was down to 7.1 million viewers over last week’s 7.9 million.

NBC won out for the night in total viewers with 11.9 million viewers and a 7.1
rating/11 share in households. ABC was second (9.3 million, 6.3/10), CBS
third (7.1 million, 4.6/7), FOX fourth (4.3 million, 2.8/4) and The CW (700,000, 0.5/1).

The adults 18-49 win
also went to NBC, with a 4.2 rating, ahead of ABC with a 3.0, CBS with a 1.9, FOX with a 1.4 and The CW with a 0.2.
]]>8 p.m.    

NBC: “The Voice” (14 million, 8.2/13)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (8.7 million, 5.8/9)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (5.7 million, 3.7/6)/”2 Broke Girls” rerun (6.5 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: “House” rerun (3.6 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (916,000, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (4.8)   9 p.m.     NBC: “The Voice” (14.6 million, 8.4/13)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (9.5 million, 6.3/9)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (7.6 million, 5.0/7)/”Mike and Molly” rerun (7.3 million, 4.8/7)
FOX: “Alcatraz” (5 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (485,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (5.4) 10 p.m.    ABC: “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” (9.8 million, 6.7/11)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (7.8 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: “Smash” (7.1 million, 4.7/8) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” (3.3)   Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Jennifer Harper