10:14am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Bachelor' Hits New Low, 'State of Affairs' Sinks
Though all TV faced strong competition from the NCAA football championship game on ESPN (complete ratings on that Tuesday afternoon), that doesn't alter the fact that most broadcast offerings on Monday night marked new lows.
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On ABC, The Bachelor, tying NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice for the night, fell half of a ratings point from last week's premiere to pull a series low 1.7 among adults 18-49. That same-day drop led into an even Castle, tying its low of a 1.4 in the key demo.
Mike & Molly, the only original on CBS, was the top broadcast effort for the night, steady with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 — despite its lack of an original lead-in.
Celebrity Apprentice was off three-tenths of a point leading into State of Affairs. And without The Voice on the schedule, that state is decidedly weak. The drama was off two-tenths of a point from last week to hit another low — just a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49.