TV ratings: 'The Bachelor' rises Monday but 'The Following' dips some more
ABC had a decent night Monday, as both "The Bachelor" and "Castle" were up over last week and the former scored season bests in viewers and adults 18-49. They weren't up enough, however, to take CBS out of the top spot -- although its lineup was down some, it was still able to keep the top spot for the night.
Elsewhere, "The Following" fell for the second consecutive week, dipping to third at 9 o'clock. "The Carrie Diaries" was also down for The CW. On the (slightly) positive side, NBC's struggling "Deception" improved a little over last week.
CBS delivered 9.6 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/9 share in households for the night. ABC (8.6 million, 5.7/9) beat out FOX (8.2 million, 5.0/7) for second place. NBC averaged 4.8 million viewers and a 3.1/5, while The CW came in just under 1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.
The order stayed the same in the adults 18-49 demographic, with CBS' 2.8 rating leading the way. ABC took second with a 2.5. FOX was third at 2.3, followed by NBC, 1.8, and The CW, 0.5.