Monday TV Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Finale Gets a Win, But ‘The Voice’ Brings More Viewers

Matt James and Rachael Kirkconnell

The Bachelor finale was up from last week both in the key demo (1.4 rating among adults 18-49, versus 1.2) and total viewers (5.75 million versus 4.85). It also didn’t lose much with the After the Final Rose reunion special immediately following it at 10/9c (5.3 million viewers and a 1.3 rating). However, this is significantly down from the Monday part of the Season 24 finale of The Bachelor (7.7 million viewers and a 2.1 rating).

But while it won the night in the key demo, more people (7.65 million) tuned in to another show: The Voice on NBC, airing opposite the two-hour finale itself at 8/7c. The singing competition also came in second with a 1.05 rating in the key demo. That’s up from last week as well (1.0 rating, 7.4 million viewers).

Over on CBS, The Neighborhood (at 8/7c) and Bob ♥ Abishola (at 8:30/7:30c) dipped from last week, while on NBC, Debris (at 10/9c) was steady. Black Lightning on The CW at 9/8c ticked down in the key demo but was steady in viewers. All Rise (at 9/8c) and Bull (at 10/9c) were both steady with their last new episodes on February 22.

Here’s the breakdown for Monday, March 15, 2021 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelor (ABC) 1.4 5.8
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.7 5.2
The Voice (NBC) 1.0 7.5
9-1-1 (Fox) 0.4 2.7
Bulletproof (CW) 0.1 529,000
8:30 p.m. Bob ♥ Abishola (CBS) 0.6 4.9
9:00 p.m. The Bachelor (ABC) 1.4 5.7
All Rise (CBS) 0.4 4.1
The Voice (NBC) 1.1 7.8
America’s Most Wanted (Fox) 0.3 2.2
Black Lightning (CW) 0.1 471,000
10 p.m. The Bachelor (After the Final Rose) (ABC) 1.3 5.3
Bull (CBS) 0.4 5.0
Debris (NBC) 0.4 3.4