TV ratings: 'Alcatraz' holds up fairly well as FOX leads Monday
"Alcatraz" stayed healthy Monday in its second week on FOX, retaining about 90 percent of the audience from its premiere last week and helping the network capture a ratings win for the evening.
"The Bachelor" and "Castle" were up in viewers for ABC (although the latter's 18-49 rating dipped), taking advantage of a repeat night on CBS. NBC, meanwhile, got decent numbers from its broadcast of a Republican presidential debate in Florida.
FOX scored a very narrow win in total viewers over ABC, averaging 8.84 million and a 5.3 rating/8 share in households to the Alphabet's 8.83 million and 5.8/9. CBS (7.7 million, 4.9/7) came in third. NBC took fourth with 6.9 million viewers and a 4.4/7. The CW currently stands at 1.6 million viewers and a 1.1/2, but that may change some because of a pre-emption in Chicago.
FOX posted a 3.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, beating ABC (2.5) by a somewhat wider margin than in total viewers. CBS, 2.2, finished third, followed by NBC, 1.7, and The CW, 0.7.