Ratings: Matt James’ ‘Bachelor’ Debut Sets New Lows for a Season Premiere

Tony Maglio
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Matt James’ “The Bachelor” bow set new lows for a season premiere, but ABC still won Monday easily among adults 18-49. Also debuting new Craig Ferguson game show “The Hustler,” ABC settled for second place among total viewers. CBS had the most overall eyeballs last night. Also of note, Univision bested Fox in the key ratings demo. ABC was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.3/8 and 5 million viewers. The previous series lows for a season premiere came two years ago, when Colton Underwood’s season started off with a 1.5 rating and 5.1 million total viewers. Last year’s “Bachelor” season featuring Peter Weber premiered to a 1.9 and 6.1 million total viewers. “The Hustler” at 10 p.m. had a 0.5/3 and 2 million viewers. Also Read: Tayshia Adams' 'Bachelorette' Finale Tops Tuesday but Settles for New Low in Ratings CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.6. CBS had a 4 share, NBC had a 3. CBS was first in total viewers with...

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