'The Following' tops Monday ratings after renewal

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A sleepy Monday in the ratings, with plenty of post-sweeps repeats across the grid.

Fox’s The Following continues to demonstrate impressive stability, staying dead-even with last week in the adult demo. The serial killer cult drama had 8.7 million viewers and a 2.8 rating. With CBS mostly airing repeats of its comedy lineup, The Following also was Monday night’s top-rated broadcast show. The performance comes on the heels of Fox renewing the drama for another 15 episodes (along with renewing New Girl, Mindy Project and Raising Hope).

The rest of the field also had non-surprising performances. Fox’s Bones was down a tenth. CBS’ Rules of Engagement — as the network’s only show with a new episode — was down 19 percent to a season low. ABC’s The Bachelor was down 7 percent for its Women Tell All episode. NBC’s The Biggest Loser was down 5 percent and Deception tied its low. The CW’s Carrie Diaries was up a tick.

Full Chart:

 ADULT DEMO RANK  ADULTS 18-49 RATING  TOTAL VIEWERS (+000_
FOX 8-9P BONES #3t 2.2 8,204
9-10P FOLLOWING #1 2.8 8,685
ABC 8-10P BACHELOR #2 2.7 8,427
10-11P CASTLE R #9 1.4 6,761
CBS 8:00P HIMUM R #8 1.6 5,438
8:30P RULES #3t 2.2 6,860
9:00P 2BROKE GIRLS R #6t 1.7 6,355
9:30P MIKE&MOLLY R #6t 1.7 6,662
10-11P HAWAII 5-0 R #10 1.3 5,606
NBC 8-10P LOSER #5 2.1 5,934
10-11P DECEPTION #11 1.1 3,266
CW 8-9P CARRIE DIARIES #12 0.5 1,245
9-10P 90210 #13 0.3 653

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