castle ratings 010912 TV ratings: 'Castle' tops a quiet Monday on broadcast, BCS title game will lead nightFast National ratings for Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

The biggest program on TV Monday night was, without a doubt, college football’s BCS title game. But that aired on ESPN, and its ratings won’t be available until later Tuesday.

What we know now is that the return of “Castle” to ABC helped the network score a win among the broadcast networks, as CBS went with a slate of reruns for the night.

ABC drew 8.1 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/8 share in households Monday night, beating CBS (7 million, 4.6/7) by a little over a million viewers. NBC (4.9 million, 3.0/4) took third. FOX was fourth with 3.3 million viewers and a 2.1/3, and The CW scored a shade under 800,000 viewers and a 0.6/1 with its reruns.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC’s 2.2 rating was just good enough to beat CBS’ 2.1. NBC finished third at 1.5, followed by FOX, 1.1, and The CW, 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelor” (7.2 million viewers, 4.9/7 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (6.5 million, 4.2/6)/”2 Broke Girls” rerun (7.2 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: “Who’s Still Standing?” (6.2 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: “House” rerun (3.3 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (739,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “2 Broke Girls” (2.4) 9 p.m. CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (8.3 million, 5.4/8)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (7.8 million, 5.0/7)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (7.3 million, 5.0/7)
NBC: “Fear Factor” (5.5 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: “House” rerun (3.3 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (850,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men”/”Mike & Molly” (2.3) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (9.75 million, 6.5/10)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (6.1 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: “Rock Center With Brian Williams” (3.1 million, 2.1/3) 18-49 leader: “Castle” (2.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter