ABC’s “The Bachelor” took a significant ratings hit on Monday night, sliding to a series low, but the network still managed to take top honors for the night in the key 18-49 demographic. Meanwhile, NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and “State of Affairs” also suffered ratings hits, while CBS’s “Mike & Molly” was the night’s top-rated show, according to preliminary numbers.
ABC was first in the demo with a 1.6 rating/4 share and second in total viewers with 6.5 million. “The Bachelor” from 8 to 10 p.m. posted a 1.7/5, down 23 percent from last week, and had 6.4 million total viewers. “Castle” at 10 p.m. notched a 1.4/4 with 6.8 million total viewers.
CBS tied NBC for second in ratings with both networks averaging a 1.4/4 for the night, with CBS taking first place in total viewers with 7.2 million. The network aired repeats aside from “Mike & Molly” at 8:30, which was the night’s top-rated program with a 2.1/6. It was preceded by a “Big Bang Theory” repeat, which was the night’s most-watched show with 10 million total viewers.
NBC, which was third for the night in total viewers with 5 million, aired “Celebrity Apprentice” from 8 to 10 p.m., which was down 15 percent from last week with a 1.7/5 and took 5.8 million total viewers. At 10, “State of Affairs” dropped 20 percent from the previous week to a 0.8/2, a series low for the freshman drama. In total viewers, “State of Affairs” drew 3.6 million.
Univision was fourth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.2/3 and 3 million.
Fox aired repeats for the night, averaging a 0.7/2 — tying Telemundo for fifth — with 2.3 million total viewers.
The CW also opted for reruns, logging a 0.3/1 with 1.1 million total viewers.