Ratings: ‘Big 4′-Way First Place Tie, ABC Tops in Viewers

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“The Bachelor” matches its lowest ever regular episode rating

The so-called “Big 4″ networks were log-jammed in a ratings tie on Monday night, with ABC claiming the top spot in viewers.

ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox each had a 2.1 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. ABC’s 8.2 million viewers was good enough for first place in audience size. CBS was second in viewers with 8 million. NBC was third in audience with 6.8 million, and Fox was fourth with 6.6 million.

For ABC, “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.2/6 — matching its lowest regular episode ever — and 7.9 million viewers. “Castle” at 9 had a 1.9/5 and 9 million viewers.

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For CBS, “How I Met Your Mother” at 8 earned a 3.0/9 — the highest rating of the night — and 8.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Two Broke Girls” received a 2.7/7 and 8.9 million viewers. “Mike & Molly” at 9 got a 2.4/6 and 9.7 million viewers — making it the most-watched show of the night. “Mom” at 9:30 earned a 2.1/5 and 8.5 million viewers. The time period premiere of “Intelligence” at 10 earned a 1.1/3 — a 54 percent drop from last Tuesday’s premiere, marking the largest Episode 2 drop of any new program this season. However, the show had an “NCIS” lead-in last Tuesday and faced stiffer competition last night. Monday’s “Intelligence” had 6.1 million viewers.

For NBC, “American Ninja Warrior: USA v. Japan” at 8 earned a 1.9/5 and 5.6 million viewers. At 10, “The Blacklist” had a 2.5/7 — down 22 percent from its last original — and 9.1 million viewers.

For Fox, “Almost Human” at 8 earned a 2.0/6 and 6.8 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 got a 2.2/6 and 6.4 million viewers.

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Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.3/3 and in viewers with 3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.7 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.1 million. “Hart of Dixie” at 8 earned a 0.5/1 and 1.3 million viewers. “Beauty & the Beast” at 9 got a 0.3/1 and 797,000 viewers.