The TV ratings for Monday, February 16th are in. Here are some of the highlights:
- ABC won the night both in the key viewing demographic (18-49) and also in overall viewers (8.7 million), thanks in part to a strong showing from The Bachelor, on from 8 until 10 p.m.
- Though the dating series was down 7 percent with a 2.5 this week (down from last week’s season high in the key demo), it jumped 67 percent from Sunday night’s special episodes (which is not surprising given that it had more competition there, particularly SNL‘s 40th anniversary special). It also saw a rise in overall viewers (8.88 million) — another season record.
- On Fox, Gotham‘s highly-touted “maybe the Joker will appear” episode at 8 p.m. was up 17 percent from last week’s series low, notching a 2.1 and 6.16 million viewers. (You can read Dave’s recap here).
- Fox’s Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m. was also up 17 percent (from last week’s season low), pulling a 1.4 and 4.45 million viewers.
- On the CW, The Originals at 8 p.m. went up 20 percent from last week’s series low (are you noting the pattern? Is everyone at home watching TV this week because of the snow storms?) with 0.6 and 1.4 million viewers. Jane the Virgin at 9 p.m. stayed steady at 0.6 and 1.33 million viewers.
- CBS’s Stevie Wonder Grammy Salute did not perform very well at 9 p.m., garnering only a 1.4 in the key demo, though a decent 7.49 million viewers overall (this is down 33 percent from last year’s Beatles Grammy Salute, which also aired on a Sunday).
- At 10 p.m., Castle stayed steady with a 1.6 and 8.43 million viewers, but is generally on the rise. The finale (probably forever) of NBC’s State of Affairs in that same hour notched a 1.0 rating and 4.48 million viewers.