ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ vs. NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ in Battle of High-Profile Reality Premieres — Who Won?

Jan 3, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Monday was a big night for two of the most important broadcast reality franchises, with ABC’s “The Bachelor” premiering opposite the debut of NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” When the dust settled and the viewer numbers were in, ABC had a big win.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the two-hour “Bachelor” premiere, airing from 8-10 p.m., delivered a 2.1 average rating (6 share) in the key demo of adults 18-49. Airing in the same two-hour block, “Apprentice” settled for a 1.3 average rating (4 share).

In total viewers, “The Bachelor” averaged 6.56 million to 4.93 million for “Apprentice.”

CBS’s 8 p.m. comedy “Kevin Can Wait” topped both shows in average total viewers with 7.33 million, while placing second on the night behind “The Bachelor” in the 18-49 demo with a 1.4 average rating (5 share).

Other CBS shows also performed well in total viewers: “Scorpion” averaged 7.21 million in the 10 p.m. hour, “Man with a Plan” delivered 6.53 million at 8:30 p.m. and “2 Broke Girls” brought in 5.84 million at 9 p.m.

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