By Tim Stack
March 03, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

The dramatic season finale of ABC’s The Bachelor dominated the Monday night ratings, according to preliminary overnight results. The two-hour final episode earned an impressive 15.5 million viewers while the After the Rose special scored a knockout 17.5 million. It was the network’s highest ratings in the adults 18-49 demographic in two and a half years. Meanwhile, CBS’ welcomed back the David Spade sitcom Rules of Engagement to a decent 11.9 million.


































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