Ratings: ‘The Bachelor’ Declines With ‘Hometown’ Week, but ABC Clings to First Place in Key Demo

Tony Maglio
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“The Bachelor” lost a little bit of love last night with its COVID-era version of hometown dates, but the week-to-week ratings decline was not enough for Fox to top ABC among adults 18-49. Fox and its “9-1-1” lineup did win another Monday primetime in terms of total viewers, however. This year, “hometowns” looked different on “The Bachelor,” with the COVID-era season featuring the families of Matt James’ four remaining contestants — Bri, Michelle, Rachael and Serena P. — coming to the resort to re-create their hometowns as best as possible for a series of dates. ABC was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.2/8 and 5.2 million viewers. At 10 p.m., “The Good Doctor” got a 0.5/4 and 3.8 million viewers. Also Read: 'Allen v Farrow' Has Biggest Debut for an HBO Docuseries in 2 Years (Exclusive) Fox was second in ratings with a 0.9/6 and first in viewers with 5.9 million. At 8 p.m., “9-1-1” put up a 1.0/6 and 6.5 million viewers. Spinoff “9-1-1: Lone Star”...

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