TV Ratings: ‘The Voice’ helps NBC hold off Monday’s ‘Bachelor’ finale

Fast National ratings for Monday, March 9, 2015.

“The Voice” built up a big enough lead in the first two hours of primetime for NBC to still win Monday in most measures despite another weak performance from “The Night Shift.”

Three hours of finale action for “The Bachelor” had ABC in a close second in the key demo, though ABC dominated in the 18-34 demo and also won easily among women 18-49.

And the combination of “Scorpion” and “NCSI: Los Angeles” put CBS in second overall for the night.

Meanwhile, without a new “Gotham” for support, the season's second episode of “The Following” plummeted to sub-“Sleepy Hollow” levels.

Let's get to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.9 rating for Monday night, edging out ABC's 2.7 rating in the key demographic. CBS was well back in third with a 1.9 key demo rating, followed by FOX's 0.9 key demo rating and the 0.5 key demo rating for The CW.

Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 10.945 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/11  share for Monday night. CBS averaged 9.82 million viewers and a 6.0/10, followed closely by ABC's 9.57 million viewers and 6.3/10. There was a huge drop to FOX's 2.99 million viewers and 1.9/3 and to The CW's 1.325 million viewers and 0.8/1.