9:55am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: '24: Legacy' Soft Again in Time Slot Bow, 'Timeless' Goes Low
Plenty of Monday's broadcast series were down this week — but not The Bachelor. ABC's resilient reality show continues to enjoy an exceptional season with another 2.3 rating among adults 18-49.
Steady again, the show topped all other Big Four efforts for the night. It led into an also-steady Quantico, which netted a 0.7 rating in the key demo.
The night's biggest moves came from Fox. After its Super Bowl sampling, 24: Legacy bowed relatively soft for a new broadcast drama. It opened the night with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.2 million viewers. What might be most impressive there, however, is how much of that audience stuck around for fellow freshman APB — which was essentially all of it, with a 1.5 rating in the key demo and 6.1 million viewers. Hopes were a little higher for 24: Legacy, so the drama's time-shifting and multiplatform data will be especially important.
In good news for Fox, it was the network's highest-rated Monday since airing the X-Files event series this time last year. Both 24 and APB outperformed the same-day averages for Gotham and Lucifer.
NBC saw the Donald Trump-produced Celebrity Apprentice continue to languish at 8 p.m., down again. The two-hour episode, apparently unswayed by the commander-in-chief's prayers, came in with a 0.9 rating in the key demo and 3.4 million viewers. The weak lead-in is starting to take its toll on freshman drama Timeless, which sunk to a 0.6 rating in the key demo on Monday night, making it the lowest-rated broadcast effort of the night, outside of The CW's Jane the Virgin.
CBS saw Kevin Can Wait (1.5 adults) and Man With a Plan (1.4 adults) off a tick before the time slot debut of Superior Donuts. The comedy was expectedly softer without The Big Bang Theory before it, though averaging a still-competitive 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 — the same score shared by 2 Broke Girls. Scorpion easily won the 10 p.m. hour with its 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers.
On The CW, Supergirl fetched a 0.7 rating in the key demo before Jane the Virgin pulled a 0.3 rating.