TV Ratings: 'The Bachelor' finale sinks 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'The Voice' still tops night

By Kyle Johnson,

The finale of The Bachelor snagged viewers away from its competition, but not enough to top The Voice on Monday night.

ABC slipped past NBC to top the night in the advertiser-important 18-49 demographic with a 3.4 rating thanks to The Bachelor and averaged 10.1 million viewers, reports TheWrap. The Bachelor finished off its latest season run with season high ratings. After the Final Rose special also did well with a 3.8 demo rating.

NBC had a stronger overall audience with 12.6 million and a 3.3 in the demo. The Voice slipped slightly against Bachelor but still easily was the most-watched program of the night with a 3.7 in the demo and 13.6 million viewers. The premiere of Believe did decent with a 2.7 in the demo thanks to its lead-in.

Coming in with an average of 6.6 million viewers and a 1.6 in the 18-49 demo, CBS placed third for the night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. How I Met Your Mother slipped on the night with a 2.7 in the demo, while 2 Broke Girls was a repeat. Mike & Molly also dipped, this time to a series low with a 1.8 demo rating. Intelligence improved slightly to a 1.3 in the demo.

Bones returned to Mondays up slightly with a 1.7 and the Following slipped to a series low 1.5 demo rating. Fox tied with CBS in the demo with a 1.6 rating and averaged 5.9 million viewers.

Both of the CW's new episodes dropped for the night, giving the network a 0.2 in the demo and 926,000 viewers. Star-Crossed dipped to a 0.3 and Beauty and the Beast came in with a 0.2 in the demo.

image courtesy of ABC



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