Two hours of ABC’s "The Bachelor" from 8-10 p.m. offered somewhat of a challenge to NBC’s reign in the ratings, as the second Monday of the Vancouver Olympics ticked down from last week.
Thanks to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, NBC averaged a 5.2 in the 18-49 demographic between 8 and 10 p.m., compared to 3.9 rating for the ABC reality show, according to TVbythenumbers.com.
Yesterday’s Olympic coverage dropped by 25% from the previous week, and is off 21% from the same night four years ago during the Torino Winter Olympics.
Also scoring in the 8 o’clock hour was CW’s "One Tree Hill" with a 1.0 in the 18-49 demo.
At 9 o’clock, a new "24" on Fox logged a 2.8 which was only good enough for fourth place, but better than CW’s "Life Unexpected" with a 0.9.
With no new competition at 10 p.m., the Olympics scored a healthy 5.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
— Allison J. Waldman