On a night where broadcast levels were down, it was partially a tale of two reality shows on TV on Monday. ABC kicked off primetime with a two-hour The Bachelor (2.7/7). After hitting a near season-low last week, the series rose 13% from its February 4 show to a season high. The same could not be said of NBC’s The Biggest Loser (2.0/5). Also two hours last night, the weight-loss show dipped 5% for a season low. Biggest Loser wasn’t the only show to hit a new low: Fox freshman The Following (2.4/6) was down 17% from last week to hit a series low. The Following’s lead-in, Bones was down too, slipping 8% from its February 4 episode. With 9.588 million watching, CBS won the night in viewers and the adults 18-49 demo.
On CBS, How I Met Your Mother (3.2/9) also dropped. The recently renewed comedy was down 20% from last week. A week after its season premiere, Rules Of Engagement (2.8/7) slipped 10% from its February 4 airing. The No. 1 show of the night among the key 18-49 demographic, 2 Broke Girls (3.5/9) dipped 5% from last week while Mike & Molly (2.9/7) and Hawaii Five-O (2.1/6) both slipped 9%.
Not everyone besides Bachelor was down on broadcast. ABC’s Castle (2.0/5) was up 11% from last week, and NBC’s Deception (1.3/3) rose 18%. On The CW, The Carrie Diaries (0.6/2) was down a tenth from last week’s series high, as was 90210 (03./1).