NBC’s decision to air an all-stars version of America’s Got Talent seems to have paid off.
America’s Got Talent: Champions launched with 9.9 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo.
This was enough to lead Monday in the demo.
Out of that, Manifest returned with a 1.1 rating (5.9 million), flat with its fall finale, and showing stability.
Over on ABC, The Bachelor (5.1 million viewers) returned with a 1.5 rating, right on par with last year’s debut.
Can we talk about that three-hour opener?
I mean, it’s an addictive format, but there is such a thing as overkill.
The only other original on the night was Happy Together at CBS. It scored a 0.8 rating (4.2 million total viewers).
This was up from its fall finale, but the show is essentially canceled at this stage.
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