TV Ratings: 'The Bachelor' hits season high for ABC win, 'The Following' up as well

bachelor-ratings-feb-19.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

"The Bachelor" posted a season high on the back of the hometown dates and "The Following" regained some ground, while both "The Carrie Diaries" and "Deception" each fell a little more. "Mike & Molly" was the most-watched show of the night.

ABC actually won the night Monday, earning 9.4 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/9 share in households. CBS was a close second at 9.2 million, 5.8/9, followed by FOX at 8.3 million, 5.0/7, NBC at 4.8 million, 3.1/5 and the CW at 863,000, 0.6/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, ABC and CBS tied at a 2.8 rating, followed by FOX at 2.5, NBC at 1.8 and the CW by 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: "The Bachelor" (8.9 million, 5.8/9)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.8 million, 5.6/8)/"Rules of Engagement" (8.1 million, 5.1/8)
FOX:
"Bones" (8.3 million viewers, 5.1/8 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (5.6 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "The Carrie Diaries" (1.2 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "How I Met Your Mother" (3.4)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"2 Broke Girls" (10.1 million, 6.4/9)/"Mike & Molly" (10.3 million, 6.5/10)
ABC: "The Bachelor" (9.5 million, 6.1/9)
FOX: "The Following" (8.3 million, 4.8/7)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (5.45 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: "90210" (532,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "2 Broke Girls" (3.4)

10 p.m.

ABC: "Castle" (9.7 million, 6.1/10)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (8.994 million, 5.8/9)
NBC: "Deception" (3.2 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: "Castle" (2.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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