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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., March 5) -- rosy results for ABC

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Don’t believe for a second that it wasn’t all contrived and mostly play-acted, even if some viewers still found a way to be “shocked.”

ABC got what it wanted, though. The network’s three-hour season finale of The Bachelor swept Monday’s prime-time ratings in the key advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. (And of course there’ll be an “After the Rose” post-mortem Tuesday night during which Arie, Lauren and the jilted Becca get together to further “confront” one another while host Chris Harrison expertly referees.)

The Bachelor averaged 81,136 D-FW viewers in the 18-to-49 bracket while also winning its closing 9 p.m. hour in total viewers with 206,541.

NBC’s The Voice otherwise dominated the 7 to 9 p.m. slot in total viewers (320,495).

The Peacock’s second episode of Good Girls ran last among the Big Four broadcast networks in the 9 p.m. total viewer Nielsens, although the margins were slim. GG moved up to second place among 18-to-49-year-olds.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 rode ABC’s Bachelor lead-in to a 10 p.m. sweep in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again won by wide margins at 6 a.m. in both ratings measurements while TEGNA8 solidified itself as the new second place station with 25-to-54-year-olds, knocking NBC5 to third.

The Peacock had twin wins at 5 p.m. and also drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m. TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

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