ABC and CBS split the Monday night victory.
'The Bachelor' rose ever so slightly, earning a 2.6. 'Castle' also experienced a small increase, posting a 2.1. In the most surprising happening of the night, 'How I Met Your Mother' maintained its impressive season high of 3.8, despite last week's episode being heavily hyped up and this week's being nothing out of the ordinary. Never underestimate the loyalty of 'HIMYM's fanbase.
Lead-out '2 Broke Girls' maintained last week's season high of 3.0, while 'Mike & Molly' set a new season high of 2.7. 'Mom' also matched last week, earning a 2.4. 'Mom' was a big question mark for a while there, but I'm now officially leaning towards it getting a second season. To finish off CBS' night, 'Intelligence' held steady at 1.5. Sadly, a 1.5 will only get you renewed on NBC, FOX, or The CW.
Speaking of FOX, 'Almost Human' returned down, dipping one tenth to a 1.9. 'Almost Human' was a big question mark for most of this season as well, but unfortunately for the show's fans, I'm ready to predict a cancellation here. FOX: where high concept sci-fi series go to die.
'The Following' didn't do any better, setting a series low for the second straight Monday. We're not far enough into its season for me to feel comfortable predicting 'The Following's fate, but things certainly aren't off to a good start.
'Hollywood Game Night' continues to perform well for NBC, matching the 1.5 its drawn for the last two weeks. A Sports Illustrated swimsuit special also garnered a decent enough 0.9 for the 'ol Peacock. Finally, 'Hart of Dixie' and 'Beauty and the Beast' scored matching 0.4s for The CW.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
CBS - How I Met Your Mother (N) - 3.8 - 11 - 9.98
ABC - The Bachelor (N) - 2.6 - 7 - 8.33
FOX - Almost Human (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 6.41
NBC - Hollywood Game Night (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 5.00
CW - Hart of Dixie (N) - 0.4 - 1 - 1.21
CBS - 2 Broke Girls (N) - 3.0 - 8 - 9.22
CBS - Mike & Molly (N) - 2.7 - 7 - 10.27
FOX - The Following (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 5.84
NBC - Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful (N) - 0.9 - 2 - 3.28
CW - Beauty and the Beast (N) - 0.4 - 1 - 0.93
CBS - Mom (N) - 2.4 - 6 - 9.11
ABC - Castle (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 10.02
CBS - Intelligence (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 7.55
Source: Nielsen Media Research