Kevin Bacon's serial-killer drama "The Following" takes top numbers in key demo and total viewers in its second week
Kevin Bacon's new "The Following" grew slightly from its series premiere last week, taking the top ratings spot on Monday night. The serial-killer drama ticked up 3 percent from last week's premiere with a 3.3/8 and drew the night's largest audience with 10 million total viewers, according to preliminary numbers.
Its performance, at 9 p.m., helped push Fox to an overall win for the night. The network drew first place in the advertiser-preferred 18-49 demographic with a 2.9 rating/8 share and in total viewers with 9.6 million.
"Bones" at 8 p.m. jumped 11 percent from last week for a 2.6/7, hitting a season high, and had 9.2 million total viewers.
ABC drew second place in ratings and total viewers with a 2.1/6 and 7.2 million. "The Bachelor" at 8 drew even with last week for a 2.5/7 and had 7.9 million total viewers. A "Castle" repeat followed at 10.
NBC took third in ratings and fourth in total viewers with a 1.9/5 and 5.3 million. "The Biggest Loser" at 8 posted a 2.3/6 — a modest dip from last week — and drew 6.1 million total viewers, while "Deception" at 10 was flat with last week for a 1.3/3 and had 3.8 million total viewers.
CBS, airing repeats throughout the night, came in fourth in ratings and third in total viewers with a 1.7/4 and 6.8 million.
At The CW — which averaged a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million total viewers for the night — the new "Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries" at 8 was even in ratings compared to last week with a 0.5/2 and grew 15 percent in total viewers for 1.5 million. "90210" the following hour had a 0.3/1 and 764,000 million total viewers.