ABC Dominates Tuesday Over NBC With ‘The Bachelor’ Season Ender

ABC Dominates Tuesday Over NBC With ‘The Bachelor’ Season Ender

Quick Take for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Dominates Tuesday Over NBC With ‘The Bachelor’ Season Ender

ABC’s Special ‘Videos After Dark’ First Look Garners Strong Sampling

ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.3 million and 1.8/8 in AD18-49):
Featuring “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2” and a special first look at “Videos After Dark,” ABC dominated Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (1.8/8), beating out runner-up NBC by 38% (1.3/6). ABC’s “The Bachelor” topped the night as Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49(2.3/10) by a margin of 28% over No. 2 NBC’s “This Is Us” (1.8/7 from 9:00-10:00 p.m.). For the 2nd week in a row, ABC set a new Tuesday season highwith series programming on the night in Adults 18-49.

  • Head-to-head from 8:00-10:00 p.m. opposite NBC’s “Ellen’s Game of Games” and “This Is Us,” ABC’s “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2” held at its season highs set with Monday’s “Part 1” in Total Viewers (8.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.3/10), which adjusted up from its preliminary Fast Affiliates (8.0 million and 2.2/10, respectively). “The Bachelor: Season Finale Part 2″ improved over last year’s telecast of “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” in the same time slot (7.8 million and 2.2/9 on 3/6/18) and also grew over its year-ago Monday finale (7.9 million and 2.2/9 on 3/5/18).


  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s special “Videos After Dark, a new comedy reality series featuring Bob Saget, was seen by an average audience of 2.9 million viewers. In the hour, ABC’s “Videos After Dark” outdelivered CBS’ original “NCIS: New Orleans” in the hour by 14% among Adults 18-49 (0.8/4 vs. 0.7/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 3/12/19.

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