The Bachelor Ratings Beat America’s Got Talent for the First Time

THE BACHELOR - Will you accept this rose? In celebration of tonightÕs premiere of The Bachelor on ABC, thousands of guests visiting The Grove in Los Angeles over the weekend posed for photos at a gorgeous show-inspired rose wall installation. Over ten thousand long stem roses were also distributed throughout the upscale shopping destination. Bachelor Colton Underwood made a surprise appearance at the rose wall, delighting a swarm of unsuspecting fans waiting to take their photo. Other Bachelor Nation alumni also made appearances throughout the weekend, including Wells Adams, Eric Bigger, Wills Reid, Krystal Nielson, Chris Randone, Jade and Tanner Tolbert, and Annaliese Puccini. Be sure to watch ColtonÕs journey for love unfold, starting tonight at 8|7c on ABC. (ABC/Aaron Poole) COLTON UNDERWOOD

OH LOOK! The Bachelor maintains its 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo from last week while America’s Got Talent: The Champions drops 2/10ths of a point to a 1.6.

The Bachelor won the night in the demo, while AGT garnered the most viewers. The shows tied in the demo for week 3 and week 4. This week is the first time The Bachelor outright won the night in the demo.

The Bachelor kicked off with a 1.5 rating vs AGT’s 18.8 premiere rating. Bachelor numbers have steadily increased while AGT’s have stayed more or less the same.

VIA TVByTheNumbers

8 p.m.

The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/8 6.18
America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/7 9.79
The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.4/6 7.53
The Resident (FOX) 1.0/5 5.42
Arrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.07

8:30 p.m.

Man with a Plan (CBS) – P 1.1/5 6.17

9 p.m.

Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS) 1.1/5 4.15
The Passage (FOX) 0.9/4 3.80
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.3/1 0.95

10 p.m.

The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.0/5 5.92
Manifest (NBC) 0.9/4 5.26
Bull (CBS) 0.8/4 6.34

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