Primetime Ratings: ABC Overtakes CBS to Win Monday Outright

CBS lineup falls to lows to tie with Fox for second

After splitting the vote last week, ABC was able to take sole
victory on Monday with an overall 2.7 rating/7 share with adults 18-49,
according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The Bachelor was down a tenth
from last week's season-high to a 2.9 while Castle remained even with a

CBS and Fox tied for second in the demo with a 2.5 rating,
though Fox had more total viewers (8.56M to 8.21M). Bones was up a tenth
to a 2.3 while The Following declined 7% to a 2.7.

CBS' lineup was mostly down, with How I Met Your Mother
the only show not to drop, remaining flat with a 3.4. Rules of Engagement
fell 10% to a 2.6, 2 Broke Girls dipped 9% to tie its series-low 3.2 and
Mike & Molly declined 16% to a 2.7, its season low.

NBC's lineup was flat with last week with Biggest Loser
posting another 2.1 and Deception staying at a 1.2. The network finished
in fourth with a 1.8/5.

The CW's (0.4/1) Carrie Diaries was even
with last week at a 0.5 with its targeted 18-34 demo. It was also up a tenth
with 18-49s to a 0.5. 90210 was up a tenth in both demos to a
0.3 in each.