ABC Wins 18-49 with Bachelor Finale

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The BachelorAmong adults 18-49, the final Sunday of the May sweeps was The Bachelorís. ABC said it was up 34% over the same Sunday a year ago and pulled its second-highest adult 18-49 delivery on the night this season beyond the Super Bowl and Academy Awards. ABC also beat second-place Fox by 12%, the network said. At 9 p.m., the season finale grew by 5 million viewers and 52% in adults 18-49 from start to finish, with 17.5 million viewers watching the final half-hour of the show while Andrew Firestone proposed to Jennifer Schefft of Chicago. It was the number-one show on Sunday night in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.