bachelor ratings feb 19 TV Ratings: 'The Bachelor' hits season high for ABC win, 'The Following' up as wellFast 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)
“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)

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

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."