TV Ratings: Bachelor Tops Monday, NCIS Slips, Cleaning Lady Has OK Start

Bachelor Ratings

In the latest TV show ratings, ABC’s The Bachelor opened its 26th season with 3.8 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating — down sharply from its year-ago premiere (5.2 mil/1.3) but still leading Monday in the demo.

CBS’ NCIS meanwhile delivered Monday’s largest audience (dipping to 6.7 mil), while down two tenths to a 0.4 demo rating. On the comedy front, The Neighborhood (5.3 mil/0.5) dipped from its fall finale, while Bob Hearts Abishola (5.1 mil/0.5) was steady. NCIS: Hawai’i (4.8 mil/0.4) dipped to an audience low while steady in the demo.


FOX | 9-1-1: Lone Star (5.3 mil/0.7, TVLine reader grade “B+”) was down from its previous premiere and tied its demo low. The Cleaning Lady debuted to 3.6 mil and a 0.5 (and a “B+” TVLine reader grade), which is far better than what Fox’s fall freshmen The Big Leap (1.5 mil/0.3) and Our Kind of People (1.7 mil/0.3) opened with. In fact, it is Fox’s top-rated drama debut in two years (since Lone Star‘s post-NFL game launch).

NBC | Kenan officially opened Season 2 with 2.6 mil/0.4 and then 2 mil/0.3. Now leading out of That’s My Jam (2.4 mil/0.4), Ordinary Joe (1.7 mil/0.3) hit an audience low while steady in the demo.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!