Today's News: Our Take - Ratings: The Following, Bachelor on Top

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Hours after getting a Season 2 renewal, The Following led Fox to a Monday night victory.

The drama was the top-rated show of the night, drawing 8.7 million viewers and a 2.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Lead-in Bones (8.2 million, 2.2) was down a tenth.

The Bachelor's Women Tell All special (8.4 million, 2.7) slipped two-tenths from last week.

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CBS was in repeats, except for Rules of Engagement (6.8 million, 2.2), which dropped five-tenths.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser (5.9 million, 2.1) and Deception (3.3 million, 1.1) both fell, with the latter tying a series low.

The CW's Carrie Diaries (1.2 million, 0.5) was up, while the just-canceled 90210 (650,000, 0.3) was flat.

8 p.m.

CBS:How I Met Your Mother (R) 5.4 million viewers (1.6 demo rating); Rules of Engagement 6.8 million (2.2)

ABC: The Bachelor 8.4 million (2.7) [8-10 p.m.]

Fox:Bones 8.2 million (2.2)

NBC:The Biggest Loser 5.9 million (2.1) [8-10 p.m.]

CW: The Carrie Diaries 1.2 million (0.5)

9 p.m.

CBS:2 Broke Girls (R) 6.7 million (1.7); Mike & Molly (R) 6.7 million (1.7)

Fox:The Following 8.7 million (2.8)

CW: 90210 650,000 (0.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (R) 5.6 million (1.3)

ABC: Castle (R) 6.8 million (1.4)

NBC:Deception 3.3 million (1.1)

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