9:05am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Gotham' Tops in Return, 'Bachelor' Drops From 2014
Returning from its winter hiatus, Gotham nabbed Monday's top rating among adults 18-49 as all of the Big Four resumed original programming.
Up two-tenths of a point from its last outing in December, the drama pulled a 2.5 rating in the key demo ahead of a steady Sleepy Hollow (1.6 adults).
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ABC topped the night altogether with a three-hour premiere of The Bachelor — and though the average 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 was enough to beat NBC's Celebrity Apprentice overall (they tied head-to-head), it was off half of a point from last year's premiere.
Led by 2 Broke Girls (2.4 adults), up three-tenths of a point, CBS' entire block was also boosted last night. Mike & Molly (2.2 adults) and Scorpion (2.4 adults) each grew by four-tenths of a point, while NCIS: LA (1.9 adults) improved by three-tenths.
Over on NBC, The Apprentice (2.1 adults) held almost all of Sunday's premiere score in its Monday debut. Unfortunately for State of Affairs, that did not goose the middling freshman drama. It tied its last original with just a 1.0 rating in the key demo.