Ratings: As Bachelor Finale Dominates, This Is Us and The Flash Eye Lows

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In the latest TV ratings, ABC’s The Bachelor delivered 8.5 million total viewers and a 2.4 demo rating on Tuesday, on par with its year-ago finale (8.2 mil/2.4) and dominating the night in the demo. Leading out of that, the freshman drama For Life (3.2 mil/0.8) drew its best numbers thus far.

Elsewhere on Tuesday….

THE CW | The Flash (1.07 mil/0.3, read recap) dipped to series lows, while Legends of Tomorrow (774K/0.2) was steady.

NBC | Opposite The Bachelor and with a weaker Ellen’s Game of Games (4.4 mil/0.9) lead-in this week, This Is Us (5.6 mil/1.1, read recap and learn soapy secret) slipped to series lows. New Amsterdam (4.5 mil/0.7) held steady in the demo.

CBS | NCIS (10.4 mil/1.0), FBI (8.3 mil/0.8) and FBI: Most Wanted (6.1 mil/0.6) all dipped in the demo, with the latter matching its lowest rating thus far.

FOX | The Resident (3.7 mil/0.7) dipped, while Empire (1.99 mil/0.6) was steady in the demo but fell below two million viewers for the first time ever.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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