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02/19/2013 01:23 pm ET

'Bachelor' Ratings Hit Two-Year, Non-Finale High; 'The Following' Rebounds

"The Bachelor" ratings surged to a two-year, non-finale high Monday night with 9.2 million viewers tuning in to see Sean Lowe's home visits and a shocking rose ceremony. The "Bachelor" installment earned a 3.0 in the key 18-49 demographic.

The continued momentum for ABC's dating spectacular comes as CBS' long-running reality shows "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" look like they might be running out of steam. Both shows returned to their lowest-rated premieres ever in recent weeks.

CBS is probably not sweating the ratings wars, however. The network's Monday 9 p.m. comedy hour of "2 Broke Girls" and "Mike & Molly" were the two most-watched shows of the night, with 10.1 and 10.3 million viewers -- and 3.4 and 3.1 ratings in the key demo -- respectively. "How I Met Your Mother" also had a strong showing, with 8.9 million viewers and a 3.4 rating in the demo.

Meanwhile, Fox's "The Following" rebounded from two straight down weeks, attracting 8.3 million viewers with a 2.8 rating in the key 18-49 demo.

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