bachelor feb 11 ratings TV ratings: 'The Bachelor' rises Monday but 'The Following' dips some moreFast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

ABC had a decent night Monday, as both “The Bachelor” and “Castle” were up over last week and the former scored season bests in viewers and adults 18-49. They weren’t up enough, however, to take CBS out of the top spot — although its lineup was down some, it was still able to keep the top spot for the night.

Elsewhere, “The Following” fell for the second consecutive week, dipping to third at 9 o’clock. “The Carrie Diaries” was also down for The CW. On the (slightly) positive side, NBC’s struggling “Deception” improved a little over last week.

CBS delivered 9.6 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/9 share in households for the night. ABC (8.6 million, 5.7/9) beat out FOX (8.2 million, 5.0/7) for second place. NBC averaged 4.8 million viewers and a 3.1/5, while The CW came in just under 1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

The order stayed the same in the adults 18-49 demographic, with CBS’ 2.8 rating leading the way. ABC took second with a 2.5. FOX was third at 2.3, followed by NBC, 1.8, and The CW, 0.5.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: “Bones” (8.7 million viewers, 5.3/8 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (9 million, 5.8/9)/”Rules of Engagement” (8.4 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (8.2 million, 5.5/8)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.5 million, 3.5/5)
The CW: “The Carrie Diaries” (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “How I Met Your Mother” (3.2) 9 p.m. CBS: “2 Broke Girls” (10.8 million, 6.8/10)/”Mike & Molly” (10.4 million, 6.5/10)
ABC: “The Bachelor” (8.55 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: “The Following” (7.75 million, 4.7/7)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.45 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: “90210” (670,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “2 Broke Girls” (3.5) 10 p.m. CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (9.5 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: “Castle” (8.9 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: “Deception” (3.3 million, 2.2/4) 18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (2.1)

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