ABC’s The Bachelor this Monday delivered 5.4 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating opposite the college football championship game on ESPN, down 11 and 15 percent from its season opener but still dominating Monday in the demo.
Leading out of that, The Good Doctor returned from a six-week break to 5.1 million viewers (a series low) and a 0.8 rating, down 14 percent and a tenth from its fall finale. TVLine readers gave the winter premiere an average grade of “A-.”
The night’s only other fresh fare was on NBC, where America’s Got Talent: Champions (6.5 mil/0.9) dropped 20 and 30 percent from its season premiere, while Manifest (3.6 mil/0./7) slipped 23 percent to new series lows.
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