Fast National ratings for Monday, February 28, 2011.

ABC's rising "The Bachelor" and "Castle" capitalized on repeat cycles for "Two and a Half Men" and "Hawaii Five-0" to carry the network to Monday wins.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 3.2 rating, holding off FOX's 3.0 rating in the key demographic. CBS was a close third with a 2.8 rating, far ahead of NBC's 1.5 rating and the 0.7 rating for The CW.
Overall, ABC had a bit more of a cushion, winning the night with 10.86 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/11 share. FOX was second with 9.52 million viewers, edging the 9.11 million viewers for CBS. NBC was a distant fourth with 6.19 million viewers and a 3.8/6, beating the 1.0/2 and 1.41 million viewers for The CW.
8 p.m. - FOX started the night in first with 10.97 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 for "House," which climbed for the second straight week following last month's crater. ABC's "The Bachelor" was a close second with 10.525 million viewers, tying for second with a 3.0 demo rating. CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" (9.265 and a 3.4 demo) and "Mad Love" (7.955 and a 2.7 demo) were third overall and tied for second in the demo. NBC's "Chuck" stuck to the New Normal with 5.35 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating. On The CW, "90210" averaged 1.435 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating.
9 p.m. - "The Bachelor" moved into first for ABC in the 9 p.m. hour with 11.9 million viewers and a 3.8 demo rating. CBS' "Two and a Half Men" repeat (11.565 million viewers and a 3.2 demo) and a new "Mike & Molly" (11.42 million viewers and a 3.4 demo) finished second. FOX's "the Chicago Code" finished third, averaging 8.065 million viewers and a 2.1 demo rating up negligibly in viewers and flat in the demo for the second straight week. NBC's probably series finale for "The Cape" averaged 4.06 million viewers and a 1.1 demo rating in fourth. That kept The CW in fifth with 1.38 million viewers for "Gossip Girl."
10 p.m. - With normal time period winner "Hawaii Five-0" on the bench, ABC's "Castle" averaged 10.15 million viewers and a 2.8 demo rating for the second episode of a two-parter. NBC's "Harry's Law" was second overall with 9.15 million viewers. The "Hawaii Five-0" repeat on CBS averaged 7.23 million viewers in third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.