TV Ratings: 'The Voice' helps NBC hold off Monday's 'Bachelor' finale
Three hours of finale action for "The Bachelor" had ABC in a close second in the key demo, though ABC dominated in the 18-34 demo and also won easily among women 18-49.
And the combination of "Scorpion" and "NCSI: Los Angeles" put CBS in second overall for the night.
Meanwhile, without a new "Gotham" for support, the season's second episode of "The Following" plummeted to sub-"Sleepy Hollow" levels.
Let's get to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.9 rating for Monday night, edging out ABC's 2.7 rating in the key demographic. CBS was well back in third with a 1.9 key demo rating, followed by FOX's 0.9 key demo rating and the 0.5 key demo rating for The CW.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 10.945 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/11 share for Monday night. CBS averaged 9.82 million viewers and a 6.0/10, followed closely by ABC's 9.57 million viewers and 6.3/10. There was a huge drop to FOX's 2.99 million viewers and 1.9/3 and to The CW's 1.325 million viewers and 0.8/1.
8 p.m. - NBC's "The Voice" started primetime in first with 13.2 million viewers and a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 for the 8 p.m. hour. ABC's "The Bachelor" finale averaged 9.24 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating in its opening hour, topping CBS' "2 Broke Girls" (8.31 million and a 2.0 key demo) and "Mike & Molly" (8.78 million viewers and a 2.0 key demo). FOX's "Gotham" repeat averaged 2.53 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating, topping the 1.36 million viewers and 0.5 key demo rating for The CW's "The Originals."
9 p.m. - "The Voice" rose to 13.83 million viewers and 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 to lead the 9 p.m. hour. CBS' "Scorpion" moved up to second overall with 10.43 million viewers, finishing third with a 2.0 key demo rating. ABC's "The Bachelor" ticked up to 9.81 million viewers for third and a 2.9 key demo rating for second. FOX's "The Following" fell to 3.45 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating, ahead of the 1.29 million viewers and 0.5 key demo rating for The CW's "Jane the Virgin."
10 p.m. - "NCIS: Los Angeles" won the 10 p.m. hour with 10.47 million viewers and put CBS in second with a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "After the Final Rose" special averaged 9.66 million viewers and an hour-winning 2.7 key demo rating. And NBC's "The Night Shift" averaged 5.8 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating in third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.