Ratings: 'Bachelor,' 'Castle' Rise; CBS Wins Night With '2 Broke Girls'

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap
Ratings: 'Bachelor,' 'Castle' Rise; CBS Wins Night With '2 Broke Girls'

ABC's "The Bachelor" and "Castle" both grew in the ratings Monday night, but CBS grabbed an overall win with the top-rated "2 Broke Girls." Meanwhile, Fox's new drama "The Following" fell off double digits from last week, according to preliminary numbers.

CBS took first place in the key 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating/7 share and in total viewers with 9.6 million. "How I Met Your Mother" at 8 p.m. slid 20 percent from last week to a 3.2/9 and had 9 million total viewers, while "Rules of Engagement at 8:30 dropped off 10 percent from last week's season premiere to a 2.8/7, and took 8.4 million total viewers. Though down slightly from last week, "2 Broke Girls" at 9 drew the night's highest ratings with a 3.5/9 and had the night's largest audience with 10.8 million total viewers. "Mike & Molly" at 9:30 took a 2.9/7 with 10.4 million total viewers, while "Hawaii Five-0" at 10 posted a 2.1/6 with 9.5 million total viewers.

ABC took second place in ratings and total viewers with a 2.5/7 and 8.6 million. "The Bachelor" at 8 grew 13 percent to a 2.7/7 and drew 8.4 million total viewers, while "Castle" at 10 climbed 11 percent for a 2.0/5 and had 8.9 million total viewers.

Fox came in third in ratings and total viewers with a 2.3/6 and 8.2 million. "Bones" at 8 ticked down to a 2.2/6 and took 8.7 million total viewers, while "The Following" at 9 dropped 17 percent to a 2.4/6 and drew 7.7 million total viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.8/5 and 4.8 million. "The Biggest Loser" at 8 inched down to a season low of 2.0/5 and had 5.5 million total viewers, while the new drama "Deception" at 10 jumped 18 percent for a 1.3/3 and took 3.3 million total viewers.

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