AGT: The Champions Ratings Go Fractional, Bachelor Also Falls

Pictured: (l-r) Howie Mandel, Alesha Dixon, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Both The Bachelor and America’s Got Talent: The Champions took a ratings hit Monday night.

ABC’s The Bachelor averaged a 1.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 5.37 million viewers this week – down from the 1.9 rating and 6.07 million viewers that its season premiere garnered a week ago. The series was still Monday’s highest-rated primetime show by a wide margin.

In the meantime, NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions dropped precipitously in its second week, falling from its season premiere’s 1.3 rating to a 0.9 this week. Despite the drop, Champions still earned the largest viewer numbers of any of the night’s primetime shows (6.49 million viewers).

It’s worth noting that the college football national championship aired on ESPN Monday night, which probably contributed to both shows’ ratings drop. Still though, that rating for AGT: The Champions is really low. Season 1 never scored below a 1.6.

UPDATE: America’s Got Talent ratings adjusted up in the final update.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/4 6.52

Via TVByTheNumbers

8 p.m.

The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 5.37
America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.9/4 6.49
The Neighborhood (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.64
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.4/2 2.54
The Flash (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.63

8:30 p.m.

Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.03

9 p.m.

All Rise (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.17
Prodigal Son (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.43
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.1/0 0.50

10 p.m.

The Good Doctor (ABC) 0.8/4 5.05
Manifest (NBC) 0.7/3 3.58
Bull (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.57

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