“The Bachelor” hit a season high on Monday evening, handing ABC a “W” in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic. CBS beat its competition in total viewers, despite airing a “Scorpion” rerun at 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, Fox’s lineup dipped, tying it in the key demo with NBC, which saw a nice bump from “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

ABC was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/6 share in the main demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” at 8 earned a primetime-best 2.5/7 and 8.4 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 received a 1.4/4 and 7.5 million viewers.


CBS was second in ratings with a 1.8/5 and first in viewers with 9.2 million.

NBC and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.7/5. NBC was third in viewers with 6.2 million; Fox was fourth with 5.1 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/2 and in total viewers with 2.1 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.4 million.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 892,000.

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