ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Builds to Its Most Watched Telecast of the Season

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ Builds to Its Most Watched Telecast of the Season

Quick Take for Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Dominates Monday With the Top 2 TV Programs in Adults 18-49

‘The Bachelor’ Builds to Its Most Watched Telecast of the Season

‘The Good Doctor’ Returns Strong, Beating Its Combined Competition at 10 p.m.

Monday Night (2/5/18) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 7.9 million/2.2 rating and L7 = 8.2 million/2.3 rating
“The Good Doctor”: L3 = 14.3 million/3.0 rating and L7 = 16.0 million/3.5 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.9 million and 1.4/5 in AD18-49):
With “The Bachelor” hitting season highsfrom 8:00-10:00 p.m. and the return of “The Good Doctor” with an original episode at 10:00 p.m., ABC shot to the top of Monday night, beating its nearest competition by 1.9 million viewers (7.7 million vs. 5.8 million – CBS) and by 70% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/7 vs. 1.0/4 – Fox and NBC tied). In fact, the Net marked its 7th consecutive week as Monday’s No. 1 broadcaster with young adults. In addition, the Net delivered a 10-week Monday high with Total Viewers – since 11/27/17.

  • ABC claimed Monday’s Top 2 TV shows in Adults 18-49 with “The Bachelor” (1.8/7) and “The Good Doctor” (1.7/7), respectively, while “The Good Doctor” also returned as the evening’s most watched TV program overall (9.5 million). “The Bachelor” tallied its 4th week in a row as Monday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49.


“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 6.8 million and 1.8/7 in AD18-49):
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Bachelor” continued to win its 2-hour slot, beating NBC by double digits one night after the Super Bowl(w/”The Wall” and finale for “Better Late Than Never”) in Total Viewers (+13% – 6.8 million vs. 6.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+38% – 1.8/7 vs. 1.3/5). 

  • Rising week to week in viewers (+6%) and young adults (+6%), “The Bachelor” scored its most watched telecast this season and tied its season high in Adults 18-49.

“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 9.5 million and 1.7/7 in AD18-49):
In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” (9.5 million and 1.7/7) dominated its combined competition on CBS (“Scorpion” = 5.5 million and 0.7/3) and NBC (Olympics Special = 2.6 million and 0.6/2), leading by 1.4 million viewers and 31% in Adults 18-49. 

  • “The Good Doctor” held exactly even with its last original airing two weeks ago in Adults 18-49 and grew 8% in Adults 18-34 to its highest rating since November– since 11/20/17.  


Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2017-18 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Ratings, 2/5/18.  

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