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Last night’s New Year’s Day season premiere of “The Bachelor” topped Monday’s broadcast primetime in TV ratings, handing the Disney-owned broadcaster a victory among adults 18-49.

Unfortunately for ABC, the year is 365 days — not one — and this “Bachelor” kickoff was down from last year’s. 2, 2017 season premiere posted a 2.1 demo rating and 6.620 million viewers overall.

(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: TV personality Vanessa Lachey (R) and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy attend 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on September 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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(Eric Mc Candless/ABC via Getty Images) VANESSA LACHEY, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIYDANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2502' - The 13 celebrities dance to some of the most classic ballroom styles that everyone knows and loves, as Ballroom Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (- p.m. Each couple will perform timeless favorites, including a quickstep, waltz, tango, foxtrot or Viennese waltz, vying for America's vote.

At the end of the night, the first elimination of the season will take place.

On Monday night's episode of the hit ABC dance competition show, host Erin Andrews revealed that Maks Chmerkovskiy wouldn't be competing this week because he's "dealing with a personal issue."SEE ALSO: Dancing with the Stars week 3 recap: Which couple should go home?

Pro Alan Bersten danced with Chmerkovskiy's partner, Vanessa Lachey, instead.

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Monday’s version, which faced a holiday and heavy college football bowl game competition on cable, had a 1.5 and 5.449 million viewers. “Better Late Than Never” at 9 received a 0.7/2 and 4.2 million viewers.

With some of its hit sitcoms still around via reruns, CBS ended up finishing first last night in terms of total viewers. Also Read: Ratings: Mariah Carey's ' New Year's Rockin' Eve' Do-Over Wins End of 2017 for ABC ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5 million, according to preliminary numbers. CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.8. CBS was first in total viewers with 5.3 million, airing all repeats; NBC was third with 4.2 million. A second hour at 10 had a 0.7/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

ABC/Eric Mc Candless / ABC Via Getty Images) VANESSA LACHEY, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIYDANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2502' - The 13 celebrities dance to some of the most classic ballroom styles that everyone knows and loves, as Ballroom Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (- p.m. Each couple will perform timeless favorites, including a quickstep, waltz, tango, foxtrot or Viennese waltz, vying for America's vote.

ABC/Eric Mc Candless / ABC Via Getty Images) VANESSA LACHEY, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIYLOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: TV personality Vanessa Lachey (L) and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy attend 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on September 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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