9:11am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Bachelor' and 'State of Affairs' Rebound
CBS narrowly nabbed a victory from ABC on Monday night, even though The Bachelor was improved from last week's series low.
With all originals, CBS kicked off the night with 2 Broke Girls (2.2 adults). The comedy was off two-tenths of a point, as was Scorpion (2.2 adults), from its last Monday outing on the other side of an even Mike & Molly (2.1 adults). NCIS: L.A. (1.5 adults) fell a half of a point for a series low in live-plus-same-day.
The Bachelor, averaging a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49, was up three-tenths of a point from last week. A steady Castle (1.4 adults) followed at 10 p.m.
Fox's Gotham (2.2 adults) and Sleepy Hollow (1.3 adults) returned from their week off down three-tenths of a point in the key demo.
On NBC, Celebrity Apprentice (1.8 adults) — the No. 1 show on TV, according to host Donald Trump — held steady in front of a much-improved State of Affairs (1.1 adults). The freshman drama was up four-tenths of a point.
CW series The Originals (0.6 adults) and Jane the Virgin (0.5 adults) both returned even with their last episodes — though the latter, fresh off of its Golden Globe win for star Gina Rodriguez, did clock a series high in the younger adults 18-34 demo.