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‘The Bachelor’ Beats Hitler in TV Ratings
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In a ratings battle between love and hate, love conquered all. Even Hitler.
The two-hour finale of ABC’s reality romance hit “The Bachelor” was the big winner Sunday in the ratings race for young adult viewers, while the first half of a CBS miniseries about Hitler finished third, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen Media Research.
“The Bachelor” finale, in which winery executive Andrew Firestone, great-grandson of the tire tycoon, proposed to account executive Jennifer Schefft, scored a 7.7 rating for adults under 50, the viewer group most coveted by advertisers.
That was enough to help ABC to a first-place finish in the 18-to-49 demographic for the final Sunday of the TV season.
The show averaged 15 million viewers overall, nearly tied for its two-hour time period with back-to-back telecasts of the season’s last two episodes of NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” which ranked No. 2 in adults 18 to 49.
Part one of the CBS miniseries “Hitler: the Rise of Evil,” starring Scottish actor Robert Carlyle as the Fuehrer, landed in third place for the 9-to-11 p.m. slot in both total viewers and young adults (13.6 million, l3.9 rating).
If the one-hour season swan song of Fox sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle” were counted in the mix (Fox lacks a network program for the 10 o’clock hour), the Hitler miniseries would fall to fourth place.