the following march 4 ratings TV ratings: 'The Following' grows and FOX captures a Monday ratings winFast National ratings for Monday, March 4, 2013

“The Following” improved a little on its ratings from last week, helping FOX score a ratings win Monday, a night when usual leader CBS was mostly in reruns.

“The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” also scored solid ratings for ABC, and “The Biggest Loser” was up in viewers over last week (but flat in adults 18-49). “The Carrie Diaries” also rose some in viewers. Still, it wasn’t a stellar night for the networks as no show reached 10 million viewers or a 3.0 in the 18-49 demographic.

FOX averaged 8.45 million viewers and a 5.2 rating/8 share in households for the night, topping ABC’s 7.9 million and 5.3/8. CBS (6.1 million, 4.0/6) came in third. NBC (5 million, 3.2/5) was fourth. The CW brought up the rear with 950,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

FOX also led the 18-49 demo with a 2.5 rating. ABC was not far behind with a 2.3. NBC took third with a 1.8, followed by CBS, 1.6, and The CW, 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” (8.4 million viewers, 5.7/9 households)
FOX: “Bones” (8.2 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser (6.2 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (5.4 million, 3.6/6)/”Rules of Engagement” (6.9 million, 4.4/7)
The CW: “The Carrie Diaries” (1.25 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” (2.6) 9 p.m. FOX: “The Following” (8.7 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” (8.4 million, 5.7/8)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (6.35 million, 4.2/6)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (6.7 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.7 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: “90210” (653,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” and “The Following” tied at 2.8 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” rerun (6.8 million, 4.6/8)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (5.6 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “Deception” (3.3 million, 2.3/4) 18-49 leader: “Castle” (1.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable