UPDATE: The afternoon national adjustments from Nielsen held some good news for CBS, as three of its shows picked up a tenth in 18-49. “Scorpion” (2.3/6) tied with “2 Broke Girls” as Monday’s top scripted show and was easily No. 1 for the night in total viewers (rising to 11.86 million).  “Mike & Molly” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 9.32 million viewers overall) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 10.35 million viewers overall) also rose, with the latter moving ahead of ABC’s “Castle” in the demo after tying it in the prelims.

Fox’s “Gotham” didn’t get its expected uptick and finished with its lowest score to date (1.8/6 in 18-49, 5.63 million viewers overall).

There were no 18-49 changes at CW, so “Jane the Virgin” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.34 million viewers overall) did indeed build on “The Originals” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.22 million viewers overall) for the first time.


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, dating show “The Bachelor” hit season highs Monday and teamed with “Castle” to lift ABC to a nightly victory in the key young adults demo. Also of note on the night was another solid showing for CW freshman “Jane the Virgin,” which built on its “The Originals” lead-in for the first time and hit series highs in some female demos.

ABC prevailed in adults 18-49 and key female demos while CBS was on top in adults 25-54, male demos and total viewers.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Bachelor” averaged a 2.7 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 8.6 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., rising 8% from last week in 18-49 and hitting a season high in the demo for a third straight week. It was the night’s No. 1 program in 18-49, 18-34 and all key female demos; the show is peaking at the right time, too, ahead of its special two-night event this coming week.

Closing out the night for ABC was “Castle” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall), which tied with CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles” for the 18-49 lead (though the Eye vet could pull ahead in the nationals). If it stays at a 1.6, this would mark an 11-week high for “Castle.”

At CW, “The Originals” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.2 million viewers overall) was down two tenths to match its low, but “Jane the Virgin” held up well behind it (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall). With Sin Rose-tro’s identity out in the open, “Jane the Virgin” hit series highs on Monday in women 18-34 (1.0/3) and women 18-49 (0.9/2) while tying its series bests in adults 18-49 and 18-34 (both 0.6/2).

If these numbers hold, last night will mark the first time “Jane” has built on its lead-in in either 18-49 or total viewers.

Elsewhere, CBS had a solid night, even though each of its shows was down a tick in 18-49 from their prior originals. “2 Broke Girls” (2.3/7 in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall) and “Mike & Molly” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 9.2 million viewers overall) placed second in their timeslots in 18-49 and first in 25-54 and total viewers. “Scorpion” followed at 9 p.m. (2.2/6 in 18-49, 11.6 million viewers overall) and was Monday’s most-watched program overall, and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall) led in most categories at 10.

Fox’s Monday continues to cool, with “Gotham” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall) down a tick to a low (though it should come up to a 1.9 in the nationals) and “Sleepy Hollow” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall) also a tenth below its previous low and placing fourth in its timeslot among the Big Four. “Sleepy” is barely registering in Los Angeles (0.3/1), where CW’s “Jane the Virgin” more than tripled its rating (1.0/3).

NBC aired a best-of episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) leading into an original hour at 9 (season-low 1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall), and “State of Affairs” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) was down a tick. Both shows wrap next week.

Preliminary 18-49 ratings for the night: ABC, 2.3/7; CBS, 2.0/6; Fox, 1.5/4; NBC, 1.2/4; Univision, 1.0/3; CW, 0.6/2; Telemundo, 0.5/2.

In total viewers: CBS, 10.3 million; ABC, 8.2 million; Fox, 4.8 million; NBC, 4.5 million; Univision, 2.7 million; CW, 1.3 million; Telemundo, 1.2 million.