The Bachelor is off to a, uh, Juan-derful start.
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Monday's two-hour season premiere drew 8.5 million viewers and a 2.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to post the show's best premiere numbers in three years. Juan Pablo & Co. were also up 17 percent from last year's opener with Bachelor Sean Lowe. Castle followed with 8.8 million and a 1.8, down 14 percent from its last new episode, but it was enough to help ABC win the night.
CBS' two-hour Hostages finale (4.8 million, 1.0) dropped two tenths to tie a series low.
On Fox, Almost Human (6.2 million, 1.7) was up a tenth.
CBS: 2 Broke Girls (R) 6.8 million viewers (1.7); Mom (R) 5.2 million (1.3)
ABC: The Bachelor 8.5 million (2.7) [8-10 p.m.]
Fox: Almost Human 6.2 million (1.7)
NBC: The Blacklist (R) 4.5 million (0.9)
CW: Hart of Dixie (R) 740,000 (0.2)
CBS: Hostages 4.8 million (1.0) [9-11 p.m.]
Fox: Sleepy Hollow (R) 2.7 million (0.8)
NBC: The Blacklist (R) 3.9 million (0.9)
CW: Beauty and the Beast (R) 522,000 (0.1)
ABC: Castle 8.8 million (1.8)
NBC: The Blacklist (R) 4.2 million (1.1)