TV ratings: 'Bachelor' finale hits a season high, 'Believe' has a solid start Monday

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bachelor-finale-2014-rtgs.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, March 10, 2014

The season finale of "The Bachelor" gave ABC its best Monday night ratings of the season, even if it didn't feature an "I love you" from Juan Pablo. The "After the Final Rose" reunion show even beat out "The Voice" as the night's top show among adults 18-49.

Speaking of which, "The Voice" was down a good amount from last week, although it still led both of its hours. NBC also got solid numbers from the premiere of "Believe," which was on par with "The Blacklist's" numbers last week. "Bones" improved some with its return to Mondays on FOX, but CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" and both of The CW's dramas took a hit.

NBC led the night in viewers with 12.6 million along with a 7.7 rating/12 share in households. ABC (10.1 million, 6.5/10) took second. CBS (6.6 million, 4.4/7) beat out FOX (5.7 million, 3.5/6) for third place. The CW was well off the pace with 926,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

ABC's 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 edged NBC's 3.3 for the lead. CBS and FOX tied for third at 1.6, and The CW drew a 0.2.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC:
"The Voice" (12.6 million viewers, 7.8/13 households)
ABC: "The Bachelor" season finale (9.1 million, 6.1/10)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (7.7 million, 5.0/8)/"2 Broke Girls" rerun (5.35 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: "Bones" (6.5 million, 4.0/7)
The CW: "Star-Crossed" (1 million, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.3)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"The Voice" (14.5 million, 8.7/13)
ABC: "The Bachelor" season finale (10.15 million, 6.6/10)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" (7.7 million, 5.0/8)/"Mom" rerun (5.8 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "The Following" (4.8 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" (807,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.0)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" (11 million, 6.9/11)
NBC: "Believe" series premiere (10.7 million, 6.6/11)
CBS: "Intelligence" (6.5 million, 4.3/7)

18-49 leader: "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" (3.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

More ratings at Zap2it
Photo/Video credit: ABC