The dramatic season finale of ABC’s The Bachelor dominated the Monday night ratings, according to preliminary overnight results. The two-hour final episode earned an impressive 15.5 million viewers while the After the Rose special scored a knockout 17.5 million. It was the network’s highest ratings in the adults 18-49 demographic in two and a half years. Meanwhile, CBS’ welcomed back the David Spade sitcom Rules of Engagement to a decent 11.9 million.
|Time||Show||Viewers (in millions)|
|8pm||The Bachelor (ABC)
Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
|8:30pm||How I Met Your Mother (CBS)||11.1|
|9pm||Two and a Half Men (CBS)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
|9:30pm||Rules of Engagement (CBS)||11.9|
|10pm||The Bachelor: After the Rose (ABC)
CSI: Miami (CBS)
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