Ratings: The Bachelor and Castle Tie Lows Vs. Olympics, Star-Crossed Does Better Than Dixie
NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics this Monday night averaged 23.5 million total viewers and a 5.6 demo rating, both improving on its Sunday tallies (21.1 mil/4.8) and up 11 percent and a tenth versus the comparable night in Vancouver 2010.
Over on ABC, The Bachelor (7.6 mil/2.2) shed some viewers and a tenth in the demo, while Castle (7.8 mil/1.7) fell 22 and 19 percent from its previous Olympics-free outing — with both shows tying their series-low demo ratings.
Fox’s Almost Human (5.3 mil/1.6) and The Following (5.1 mil/1.7) matched their week-ago Olympics-impaired series lows, though the latter added some eyeballs.
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The CW’s Star-Crossed — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B+” — premiered to 1.24 million total viewers (the network’s largest audience in the time period this season) and a 0.4 demo rating, improving on Hart of Dixie‘s most recent outing by 20 and 33 percent. Beauty and the Beast was flat with 770K/0.3.
CBS’ Intelligence (5.7 mil/1.2) was down 20 percent and a tenth.