8:57am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Carrie Diaries' Gives 'Gossip Girl' Numbers, CBS Block Hits Highs
Airing originals for the first time in a month, CBS' entire Monday block hit season highs in total viewers, and How I Met Your Mother kicked off the night with a high in adults 18-49. Fast national numbers have the comedy up 12 percent from the previous episode with a 3.8 rating with adults 18-49.
After a special encore of The Big Bang Theory, still filling the night's vacant half-hour, 2 Broke Girls (4.1 adults) matched its season high and jumped 17 percent. Mike & Molly (3.5) was up two-tenths of a point, and Hawaii Five-0 (2.4) was steady with its previous showing. The network won the night with an average 3.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 10.7 million viewers.
The Bachelor (2.4 adults) moved up a tenth of a point from last week's Monday opener. At 10 p.m., Castle was steady with its recent 1.9 adults rating. ABC averaged a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 8 million viewers.
Bones was up 11 percent from its previous original, pulling a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 7.9 million viewers during the course of two hours. It gave Fox its best showing in the 9 p.m. hour all season.
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On NBC, The Biggest Loser (2.4 adults) was steady with last week's time slot debut, while Deception (1.6) was down four tenths of a point from its series debut. The network averaged a 2.1 adults rating and 5.6 million viewers.
On the CW, The Carrie Diaries premiered at 8 p.m. with a modest 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers. That's a tenth of a point higher than 90210's demo average there this season and that of Gossip Girl. Among total viewers, it did give the network its best showing in the period in more than a year. A Carrie Diaries encore brought in a 0.4 adults rating at 9 p.m.
Univision averaged a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 4 million viewers.