TV Ratings Report: The Bachelor Spinoff Has Soft Launch

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ABC is following in CBS's footsteps in airing an alternative to the Winter Olympics. 

The network debuted The Bachelor: Winter Games last night, and the new series failed to garner a substantial crowd. 

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The spinoff secured just 3 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in the all-important 18-49 demo. 

NBC’s coverage of the PyeongChang games averaged an eye-popping 20.1 million viewers and a 5.2 rating. That was enough to top the night. 

Over on The CW, Black Lightning (1.8 million/0.5 rating) pulled in its smallest demo tally yet, but it was just one tenth off last Tuesday's performance. 

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Through five weeks, the new series is averaging 2 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in live + same day measures. 

It ranks as The CW's second highest rated series. It will be back for Season 2 if it holds up for the second half of the season. 

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Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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