TV ratings: 'Bachelor' finale woos viewers; 'The Voice,' 'Smash' down
"The Bachelor" Ben Flajnik got the girl (sort of) Monday night, and the ratings followed for ABC. It took three hours of programming -- two for the finale and one for "After the Final Rose" -- but the reality show won out in the 10 o'clock hour, giving strong showing at 8 and 9 p.m. against NBC's "The Voice," which earned NBC the top spot of the night but was down over last week.
Fans of "Smash" may be singing a sad tune because the show was down to 7.1 million viewers over last week's 7.9 million.
NBC won out for the night in total viewers with 11.9 million viewers and a 7.1 rating/11 share in households. ABC was second (9.3 million, 6.3/10), CBS third (7.1 million, 4.6/7), FOX fourth (4.3 million, 2.8/4) and The CW (700,000, 0.5/1).
The adults 18-49 win also went to NBC, with a 4.2 rating, ahead of ABC with a 3.0, CBS with a 1.9, FOX with a 1.4 and The CW with a 0.2.