Lowest-Rated Finale Ever for ‘Bachelorette,’ but ABC Wins the Night

Aug 2, 2011  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s “The Bachelorette” capped off its lowest-rated season with its lowest-rated finale ever Monday night, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. Still, ABC won the night in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

The two-hour “Bachelorette” finale averaged a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49, down 29% from last year’s finale.

For the night as a whole, ABC averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, beating Fox (2.3 average), Univision (1.7), CBS (1.1) and NBC (0.7). In total viewers, ABC averaged 9.4 million to beat Fox (5.4 million), CBS (4.4 million), Univision (4.1 million) and NBC (3.6 million).

At 8 p.m. the first hour of "The Bachelorette" tied with Fox’s "Hell’s Kitchen" with a 2.4 in the 18-49 demographic for the hour.

At 9 p.m. hour two of "The Bachelorette" rose to a 3.0 in the 18-49 demo, while Gordon Ramsay’s "MasterChef" on Fox reached a 2.3 in the same demographic.

Wrapping up the night, "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" collected a 2.8 in the 18-49 demographic against all reruns at 10 p.m.

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