TV Ratings: 'Bachelor' Finale Surges Double Digits From Last Season

ABC's two-hour closer and live "After the Final Rose" special cap off a resurgent season for the series, while "The Biggest Loser" drops against its reality competition.
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ABC enjoyed a healthy margin of victory over the rest of the broadcast networks on Monday night, averaging a 3.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers for the primetime block. The season finale of The Bachelor brought in a 3.3 adults rating in Fast National returns, up four tenths of a point (14 percent) from last year's ender. The After the Final Rose special, which got a slightly late start at around 10:07 p.m., pulled a 3.8 rating with adults. It was up half a point, roughly 15 percent.

An encore of Bones gave The Following (2.6 adults) a considerably softer lead than it's seen since its premiere. Still, the drama was only off two tenths of a point from last week, giving Fox an average 1.9 rating in the demo and 6.4 million viewers.

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The Biggest Loser (1.9 adults) hit another season low on NBC, shedding three tenths of a point from last week. Deception (1.2 adults) was up by a tenth of a point. The network averaged a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers.

Rules of Engagement (2.0 adults) was the only original offering on CBS. It was off two tenths of a point from last week for a new season low. The network averaged a 1.6 rating with adults and 6.4 million viewers.

On The CW, an even Carrie Diaries (0.4 adults) led into 90210 (0.2 adults) -- the outgoing drama was down a tenth of a point to tie a series low. The CW averaged a 0.3 adults rating and 900,000 viewers.

Univision pulled a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers.