8:54am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Following' Gets Post-Premiere Growth, 'Bones' Hits Season High
Fox's The Following has some promising news in its second outing. Fast National returns have the freshman thriller up a tenth of a point from last week's premiere showing, giving it a 3.3 rating with adults 18-49. If the number sticks, it will be the only new series this season to grow in its second episode. Its lead-in, Bones, saw even more growth. The recently renewed drama was up three tenths of a point to a season high 2.6 rating with adults 18-49. The network won the night with adults 18-49 (2.9 rating) and total viewers (9.6 million).
A steady episode of The Bachelor (2.5 adults) led the night's unscripted offerings. With an encore of Castle at 10 p.m., ABC averaged a 2.1 adults rating and 7.2 million viewers for the night.
The Biggest Loser (2.3 adults) was off a tenth of a point from last week, though the series continues to perform better than last January. A steady Deception earned a 1.3 adults rating at 10 p.m. NBC averaged a 1.9 adults rating and 5.3 million viewers.
CBS' Monday block was in encores, giving the network a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers.
On the CW, The Carrie Diaries (0.5 adults) was steady with last week, while 90210 (0.3 adults) dropped a tenth of a point. The network averaged a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.1 million viewers.
Univision averaged a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers.