The Bachelor closed out its season Monday with ratings highs, but it fell well short of last year’s finale. The Voice ticked up a little for NBC while the premiere of Fox’s revived America’s Most Wanted didn’t draw much of a crowd.
The finale of The Bachelor scored a 1.49 rating among adult 18-49 and 6.07 million total viewers — highs in both measures for this season. It was the top show of the night in the 18-49 demographic. Compared to 2020, however, the finale fell a third in the demo (vs. a 2.25 average for the two-night finale) and 25 percent in viewers (vs. 8.1 million).
Most of that audience stuck around for the After the Final Rose special, which posted a 1.36 in adults 18-49 and 5.64 million viewers.
The Voice scored primetime’s largest total audience (7.84 million viewers) and earned a 1.12 in the 18-49 demo, both modest increases over last week. Debris (0.44, 3.27 million) also improved a little in the demo and was steady in total viewers.
At Fox, the debut of America’s Most Wanted drew a modest 2.25 million viewers and a 0.37 in the key demo. CBS’ comedies were down some, but both All Rise (4.16 million viewers, 0.41 demo) and Bull (5.12 million, 0.39) were fairly steady.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight (3.2 million viewers) and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show (3.03 million) were the most watched shows on cable Monday. WWE Monday Night Raw on USA led the 18-49 chart with a 0.56, outpacing an NBA doubleheader (0.42 average) on ESPN.
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