Ratings: ‘Supergirl,’ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ rise as ‘The Bachelor’ premieres steady; ‘Bachelor Live’ starts low
It’s not very often that we get to say this, so we may just take a moment to really let it soak in: Monday was a pretty solid night for most of primetime television! The ratings weren’t bad for most shows, or at least compared to recent expectations.
The winners – Let’s start with “The Bachelor,” mostly because it was the show getting the most publicity going into this in the first place. The season premiere of Ben Higgins’ season drew in total a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is about even with where the show with Chris Soules started out on its first episode. Not bad at all! Sure, “Bachelor Live” (1.1) only held about 50% of that rating, but that is still the same rating that “Castle” has been getting this season and this show probably costs a lot less money. ABC will be fine with that if it stays.
Elsewhere, “Supergirl” (1.8) got its best number since November, while “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.6) set a season high without “Castle” or “Blindspot” to worry about. Good on it. “Scorpion” (2.1) also fared very well in being the top-rated scripted show on the night.
The losers – Ironically, it’s a show called “The Biggest Loser” that was the biggest loser with just a paltry 1.2 for its premiere. Not even Richard Hatch could generate interest for them. The problem is just that this show is a dinosaur, and it was never that highly-rated to begin with. Its heyday was mostly when NBC was so terrible across the board that it seemed like a smash hit by comparison.
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