Ratings: 'The Following' Gains One; CBS and ABC Tie for First in Key Demo

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap
Ratings: 'The Following' Gains One; CBS and ABC Tie for First in Key Demo

Fox's new drama "The Following" rebounded Monday night after taking a ratings hit last week, while CBS and ABC shared first place in the key 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers.

ABC and CBS both drew a 2.8 rating/7 share, with ABC edging out CBS in total viewers to take first place with 9.4 million.

The network's primetime slate increased across the board, starting with "The Bachelor" at 8 p.m., which was up 11 percent for a 3.0/8 and drew 9.2 million total viewers. "Castle" at 10 grew 10 percent for a 2.2/6 and had 9.7 million total viewers.

CBS took second place in total viewers with 9.2 million. "How I Met Your Mother" at 8 grew 6 percent to a 3.4/10, tying "2 Broke Girls" for the night's best performance in the demo and taking 8.8 million total viewers. "Rules of Engagement" at 8:30 posted a 2.8/7 with 8.1 million total viewers, while "2 Broke Girls" at 9 inched down to a 3.4/8 with 10.1 million total viewers.

"Mike & Molly" at 9:30 ticked up to a 3.1/8 and had the night's largest audience with 10.3 million total viewers. "Hawaii Five-0" at 10 drew a 2.0/5 and had 9 million total viewers.

Fox took third in ratings and total viewers with a 2.5/6 and 8.3 million. "Bones" at 8 dipped to a 2.1/6 and drew 8.3 million total viewers, while "The Following" at 9, which last week dipped 17 percent, grew 17 percent Monday night to a 2.8/7 with 8.3 million total viewers.

NBC drew fourth place in ratings and total viewers with a 1.8/5 and 4.8 million viewers. "The Biggest Loser" at 8 inched up to a 2.1/5 and drew 5.6 million total viewers, while "Deception" at 10 remained even, pulling a 1.2/3 with 3.2 million total viewers.

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