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Two Broadcast Nets Tie for Monday Ratings Win; Fox Show Hits All-Time Low TVbytheNumbers

Two broadcast networks finished in a dead heat for the top spot in Monday prime time, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that ABC and CBS tied with 2.4 average ratings in the demo.

The two networks were also virtually deadlocked in total viewers: ABC averaged 8.799 million to CBS's 8.773 million.

Fox, meanwhile, saw its numbers dip, with "The Following" hitting an all-time low with a 1.9 average in viewers 18-49, a decline of 5% from a week ago. "Almost Human" also lost ground, slipping 10% from its most recent episode to a 1.8.

NBC didn't get much out of its two-hour special "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful," which managed only a 0.9 average in the 18-49 demo. The network's "Hollywood Game Night" equaled its 1.5 from a week ago.

ABC's two-hour "The Bachelor" ticked up 4% from last week to a 2.6 average in 18-49, while "Castle" inched up 5% from its most recent installment to a 2.1.

CBS had the top show of the night on broadcast in "How I Met Your Mother," even though the program was off 13% from last week's season high with a 3.3 average in adults 18-49. "2 Broke Girls" held steady to last week's season high with a 3.0, and "Mike & Molly" also equaled last week's season high, a 2.6.

CBS's "Mom" was off 4% from last week with a 2.3 average in 18-49, and "Intelligence" held steady to last week's 1.5.

For prime time overall, ABC and CBS led the way with their 2.4 average ratings in the 18-49 demo, followed by Fox (1.8 average), Univision (1.3) and NBC (1.1). In total viewers, ABC's 8.799 million and CBS's 8.773 million were ahead of Fox (6.077 million), with both Univision and NBC registering 3.803 million.

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