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ABC's THE BACHELOR Hits Season High!

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Up over the prior week in viewers (+5%) and young adults (+14%), ABC took second place on Monday night, beating FOX and NBC. The Net won Monday in Adults 18-34, Women 18-49 and Women 18-34 (5th consecutive week). In Adults 18-49, ABC posted its top Monday with regular programming since May 21, 2012.

Hitting season highs, ABC's The Bachelor beat out NBC's The Biggest Loser 14 in Adults 18-49 for the 4th week straight week, leading by a best-yet 35% (up from 14% the prior week). The ABC unscripted series won its 2-hour time slot for the 4th time in its last 5 telecasts in Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Women 18-49. Building week to week in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+13%), The Bachelor posted its strongest numbers this season, and excluding only season finales marked the show's top telecast since March 2011 - since 3/7/11. In addition, the program tied the Net's best Adult 18-49 number in the time period since April 30, 2012.

ABC's Castle finished a strong second in the 10 o'clock hour in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while holding the #1 position against its drama competition on CBS (Hawaii Five-0) and NBC (Deception) in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women. Gaining 11% in Adults 18-49, Castle equaled its highest rating since October 29, 2012. The ABC drama earned season highs with Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

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