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by TV News Desk
With The Bachelor and a repeat Castle, ABC earned second place on Monday in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while ranking #1 on the night with Women 18-34 for the 3rd week in a row.
In head-to-head competition from 8-10pm, ABC's The Bachelor beat NBC's The Biggest Loser 14 in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd week running, increasing its lead to 9% (up from 4% the prior week). The Bachelor finished #1 in its 2-hour time slot in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women, standing as Monday's #1 series with Women 18-34 for the 4th consecutive week. Continuing to build its overall audience (up for 3rd consecutive broadcast), The Bachelor delivered its most-watched telecast this season and matched a season high in Adults 18-49.
ABC's repeat Castle ranked #1 in the 10pm hour among Adults 18-49, beating NBC's original Deception by 8% and CBS' repeat Hawaii Five-0 by 17%. Marking its best repeat numbers this season, Castle delivered its most-watched encore since March 2012 and equaled its top Adult 18-49 encore since April 2011 - since 3/5/12 and 4/25/11, respectively.