ABC Wins Monday With Highs for ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Finales

ABC Wins Monday With Highs for ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Finales

March 12, 2019

Quick Take for Monday, March 11, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Monday With Highs for ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ Finales

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ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.9 million and 1.9/8 in AD18-49):
With season bests for the finales of “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor,” ABC won Monday by 19% over runner-up NBC among Adults 18-49 (1.9/8 vs. 1.6/7), finishing No. 1 on the night for the 2nd week running. ABC ranked No. 1 in each half hour of the prime time with young adults. In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC set new Monday season highswith series programming on the night.

  • ABC’s “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 1” emerged as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49 by 2-tenths of a rating point over NBC’s “The Voice” (+10% – 2.2/10 vs. 2.0/9). ABC’s season finale of “The Good Doctor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 scripted show in Total Viewers (7.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/6). 

 

“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 8.0 million and 2.2/10 in AD18-49):  
From 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s “The Voice,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” built in Total Viewers for its 4th consecutive telecast (+10% – 8.0 million vs. 7.3 million) and improved another 10% week to week in Adults 18-49 (2.2/10 vs. 2.0/9) to set new season highs on both Nielsen measures. “The Bachelor” grew over comparable year-ago same-night telecast in Total Viewers (+1%) and held even in Adults 18-49 (7.9 million and 2.2/9 on 3/5/18).
 
“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.8 million and 1.4/6 in AD18-49):
ABC’s “The Good Doctor” season finale dominated the 10 o’clock hour, beating NBC’s “The Enemy Within” by 2.6 million viewers (7.8 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 40% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/6 vs. 1.0/4). Spiking week to week in Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 18-49 (+27%), the ABC sophomore drama closed out with season highs.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 3/11/19.

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