Fox’s “Gotham” rallied from its recent lows on Monday, but it wasn’t enough to catch ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which ruled as the night’s top show in young adults and lifted the net to a primetime ratings victory. Also of note was an uptick for NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” finale and a decent showing for CBS’ Stevie Wonder special.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, ABC’s “The Bachelor” averaged a 2.5 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m. — down a smidge in the demo from last week but up a bit in total viewers to hit a season high. It beat its “Apprentice” reality competition by big margins (2.5 vs. 1.6 in 18-49 and 8.9 million vs. 6.0 million in total viewers).

“Castle” was also victorious at 10 p.m. (1.6/5 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall), matching last week’s perf as the show’s highest score in six original airings following the dating show this season.

ABC won Monday in the 18-49, 25-54 and 12-34 demos while also standing as the night’s most-watched network overall.

At CBS, “2 Broke Girls” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 8.6 million viewers overall) and “Mike & Molly” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 9.2 million viewers overall) had typically solid performances, on par with last week and placing a close second in 18-49 to ABC while winning the 8 o’clock hour in 25-54 as well as total viewers.

From 9 to 11 p.m., the Grammy tribute special “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life” did a 1.4/4 in 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers overall — a fairly good showing (edging out NBC in the demo for the two-hour block) but down about 30% from original episodes of “Scorpion” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” in the time period one week earlier. Also, last year’s Grammy tribute special to the Beatles performed considerably better (2.1/5 in 18-49, 14.1 million viewers overall) on a Sunday opposite coverage of the Winter Olympics on NBC.

Fox’s “Gotham” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall) was up 17% (0.3) from last week’s low (1.8); while winning as usual in male demos, the Batman prequel’s gains were largely driven by women, with the show rising week to week by 20% or more in all key female demos. “Sleepy Hollow” also was on the rise (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall), up 0.2 from last week’s low.

NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” (1.6/4 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall) was up a tenth from both its hourlong score of last week and the show’s most recent finale in May 2013. Given the solid showing with this cycle — with every week outperforming the comparable episodes of the show’s prior edition in 2013 — it would be surprising to see such a long period of time elapse before the next edition hits the air.

The season (and likely series) finale of “State of Affairs” capped the night for NBC (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall), matching last week’s score.

At CW, “The Originals” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall) was up a tenth from its low while “Jane the Virgin” held steady (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall). The rookie “Jane” again built on its lead-in among adults 18-34 (0.6 vs. 0.5) while growing by a wider margin on the vampire drama in females 12-34 (0.9 vs. 0.6).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: ABC, 2.2/6; Fox, 1.8/5; CBS, 1.7/5; NBC, 1.4/4; Univision, 1.1/3; CW and Telemundo, 0.6/2.

In total viewers: ABC, 8.7 million; CBS, 8.0 million; NBC, 5.5 million; Fox, 5.3 million; Univision, 2.9 million; Telemundo, 1.5 million; CW, 1.4 million.