TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Premiere Beats 'The Voice'

ABC's dating series opens slightly below last year's numbers but still tops Monday's adults 18-49 rankings.
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The Bachelorette premiered to slightly lower ratings Monday night, but they were good enough to beat The Voice head to head among adults 18-49.

Hannah Brown's first episode as The Bachelorette delivered a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, tied for the best of the night but down a little from the 1.4 for last season's premiere (which aired two weeks later and against less competition). It fell somewhat more in total viewers, averaging 4.66 million to 5.5 million for the 2018 debut. The Fix followed with a 0.4, even with last week's season low.

The Voice, meanwhile, matched last week's 1.1 in the key ad demo on NBC, tying its all-time low for a regular Monday episode. It did improve a bit in viewers to 7.6 million, tops for the night. At 10 p.m. The Enemy Within held steady with a 0.6 in adults 18-49.

The season finale of 911 on Fox hit a five-episode high in adults 18-49 with a 1.3, tying The Bachelorette for the night's best mark. The strong lead-in did not, however, help Paradise Hotel, which slipped a 10th of a point from last week's premiere to 0.4.

At CBS, the season finale of Bull also hit a five-episode high in adults 18-49 at 0.7, and its 7.1 million viewers were the most for the show since mid-January. The Code ticked up to 0.6 in adults 18-49 but slipped in viewers from 4.07 million last week to 3.75 million.

Legends of Tomorrow (0.3) and Arrow (0.2) both were even in adults 18-49 on The CW, but the latter's season finale improved considerably in total viewers, drawing 927,000 versus 625,000 a week ago.  

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