TV Ratings: 'The Bachelor' Hits Season Highs

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The Bachelor put up its best ratings of the season to date on Monday, while Fox's two 911 shows held up nicely in their second week. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show continued its strong recent run and led the cable field in total viewers.

The fourth episode of The Bachelor scored a 1.46 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.25 million viewers for ABC, reaching season highs in both measures. The Good Doctor followed with a 0.67 in the key ad demographic (also a season high) and 4.3 million viewers, its biggest same-day audience since Nov. 16.

On Fox, 911's second episode of the season scored a 1.24 in the demo and 7.21 million viewers, up ever so slightly from last week's premiere (1.22, 7.39 million). 911: Lone Star also rose in adults 18-49 (to 1.03 from 0.95) while declining slightly in viewers (5.9 million vs. 6.03 million last week).

CBS got season highs from The Neighborhood (1.0 in adults 18-49, 6.41 million viewers) and Bob Hearts Abishola (0.77, 5.96 million). All Rise (0.51, 4.24 million) was in line with its season average, and Bull (0.5, 5.38 million) was slightly above average.

Ellen's Game of Games (0.67 demo, 3.38 million viewers) was fairly steady on NBC, and The Wall (0.58, 3.11 million) improved a bit. All American came down from its record high premiere on The CW but was still ahead of last season's average with a 0.29 in adults 18-49 and 818,000 viewers.

On cable, The Rachel Maddow Show's 3.98 million viewers helped MSNBC lead primetime. USA's WWE Monday Night Raw (0.52 over its three hours) and Bravo's Below Deck (0.47) topped the 18-49 rankings.

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