9:32am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Bachelor' Tops College Football Counterprogramming
Broadcast lost many eyeballs to ESPN on Monday night — and, knowing that, few bothered programming any new episodes.
Though ratings for Alabama's college football playoff championship win over Clemson won't arrive until Tuesday, the telecast (regularly one of the biggest of the cable calendar) likely topped the night by a wide margin of victory.
ABC topped the Big Four race, though The Bachelor did shed three-tenths of a point from last week's season opener. It averaged a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, tying Big Bang Theory repeats for the night's top telecasts and leading into a steady Bachelor Live (1.0 adults).
NBC was the only other network airing originals. Comedies Superstore (1.5 adults) and Telenovela (1.0 adults) each lost three-tenths of a point from last week's official debuts. At 9 p.m., The Biggest Loser shed two-tenths of a point for an average 1.1 rating in the key demo.