Primetime Ratings: 'Bachelor' Finale Improves Over Last Year to Give ABC Monday Win

'Biggest Loser,' 'Rules of Engagement' slip to season lows

With the season finale of The Bachelor, ABC was able to secure a Monday night win with an
overall 3.5 rating/9 share in the adults 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. The Bachelor was
up 14% from last year's season finale to a 3.3 and up 18% from last week. At 10
p.m., ABC aired After the Finale Rose for
a 3.8.

Fox was a distant second with an overall 1.9/5. The network
aired only a new episode of The Following,
which was down 7% to a 2.6.

NBC's The Biggest
dropped 14% to a new season-low 1.9, while Deception improved a tenth to a 1.2. The network landed in third
with a 1.7/5.

CBS, with a 1.6/4, aired a slew of repeats except for Rules of Engagement, which slipped 9% to
a new season-low 2.0.

The CW's The Carrie
was even with a 0.4 among adults 18-49, while 90210 shed a tenth to a 0.2. The network finished with an overall