Nielsen Ratings Monday January 6, 2014: The Bachelor (ABC), Castle (ABC) Score Big

The ratings are in for the first Monday of 2014!

The Bachelor did great and dominated the night and improved 17 percent over last January’s premiere.

Overall, ABC averaged an estimated 8.58 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/8 share for Monday primetime, comfortably beating the 5.23 million viewers and 3.5/5 for CBS. FOX was third with 4.475 million viewers and a 2.7/4, compared to the 2.8/4 and 4.19 million viewers for NBC. The CW averaged 631,000 viewers and a 0.4/1 for the night.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “The Bachelor” season premiere (8.45 million viewers, 5.5/8 households)
FOX: “Almost Human” (6.2 million, 3.8/5)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (6.8 million, 4.3/6)/”Mom” rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “The Blacklist” rerun (4.5 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (740,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Bachelor” (2.6)

9 p.m.

ABC: “The Bachelor” season premiere (8.5 million, 5.6/8)
CBS: “Hostages” season finale (5 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “The Blacklist” rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: “Sleepy Hollow” rerun (2.75 million, 1.7/2)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” rerun (522,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “The Bachelor” (2.8)

10 p.m.

ABC: “Castle” (8.8 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: “Hostages” season finale (4.7 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: “The Blacklist” rerun (4.2 million, 2.7/4)

18-49 leader: “Castle” (1.8)

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