Ratings: Bachelor, Castle Hit Season Highs; The Following Grows
Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion
ABC enjoyed a rare win Monday, topping the night in viewership and tying CBS in the adults 18-to-49 demographic.
The Bachelor continued to grow, jumping 11 percent to 9.2 million viewers and a 3.0 rating to hit a season high. Those are the show's best numbers for a non-finale episode since March 2011. Lead-out Castle (9.7 million, 2.2) also rose to hit a season high.
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CBS had a down night overall, save for How I Met Your Mother (8.8 million, 3.4), which went up, and Rules of Engagement (8.1 million, 2.8), which was flat.
On Fox, Bones (8.3 million, 2.1) dipped a tenth, but The Following (8.2 million, 2.8) improved four-tenths, growing for the first time since its second week.
After hitting a season low last week, NBC's The Biggest Loser (5.5 million, 2.1) rose a tenth, while Deception (3.2 million, 1.2) was even.
CBS: How I Met Your Mother 8.8 million viewers (3.4 demo rating); Rules of Engagement 8.1 million (2.8)
ABC: The Bachelor 9.2 million (3.0) [8-10 p.m.]
Fox: Bones 8.3 million (2.1)
NBC: The Biggest Loser 5.5 million (2.1) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: The Carrie Diaries 1.2 million (0.4)
CBS: 2 Broke Girls 10.1 million (3.4); Mike & Molly 10.3 million (3.1)
Fox: The Following 8.2 million (2.8)
CW: 90210 530,000 (0.2)
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 9 million (2.0)
ABC: Castle 9.7 million (2.2)
NBC: Deception 3.2 million (1.2)