Ratings: Bachelor Drops, Harry's Holds Steady

The ratings picture for the Bachelor finale was less rosy than a year ago. The two-hour question-popping averaged 13.8 million total viewers and a 4.5 demo rating, down 8 and 14 percent respectively from the March 2010 On The Wings Of Love (groan) season-ender.

The 10 o’clock After the Final Rose post mortem (13.9 mil/4.7) registered similar decreases.

NBC’s The Event (4.2 mil/1.2) wasn’t feeling much love either, as another 20 percent of its audience melted away.

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Mind you, audiences throughout this first week of Daylight Savings Time will be down almost across the board, for reasons that I never fully understood (or at least appreciated).

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Elsewhere on Monday night:

8/7c | House placed second in the hour with 10.3 million viewers and a 3.5 rating, dipping a bit week-to-week. Similarly, Chuck (5 mil/1.6) slipped a few percentage points in both measures. The freshman CBS comedy Mad Love drew 6.5 mil and a 2.1 rating, down 10 percent.

9/8c | Even Fox’s stellar The Chicago Code (7.3 mil/2.0) couldn’t dodge the Daylight Savings doldrums, dipping 7 percent in the demos.

10/9c | Harry’s Law courted 7 percent more viewers (hitting 10 mil) and held steady with a 1.8 demo rating. That said, its delivery of the coveted 18-49 crowd trailed a Hawaii Five-0 repeat. So….

What did you watch this Monday night? Or were you out in the backyard with the munchkins, enjoying the extra hour of daylight?

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