ABC eked out a win on Monday with another fresh edition of The Bachelor, which earned a 3.3 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 – up +14% from last week — and 10.3 million viewers, according to early results. The good vibrations spilled over to Castle, which earned a 2.6/7 (up 18%) and 9 million viewers. Overall, the net posted an 18-49 win with a 3.1/8.
CBS was tops in viewers (10.1 million) and followed thisclose in the key demo with a 3.0/8. The network usually dominates on Mondays but it was forced to air a repeat to Two and A Half Men while the comedy remains on hiatus. As a result, the repeat earned a 3.0/8 and 11.5. Still, not too shabby considering how CBS did with its other shows that featured originals. How I Met Your Mother was the No. 1 show for the night in 18-49 (3.6/10) but that’s down 3% from last week. The second outing of Mad Love earned a 2.8/7, down 7% from last week. Mike & Molly got a 3.2/8, down 16%, while Hawaii Five-0 earned a 2.7/8, down 4% — a series low. READ FULL STORY