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'Alcatraz' ratings remain solid; 'Bachelor' rises

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The second week of Alcatraz performed solidly for Fox, though didn’t seem to benefit from some scheduling changes that might have otherwise boosted its numbers.

Alcatraz (9 million viewers, 3.0 adults 18-49 rating) was down 9 percent from last week’s two-hour premiere. That drop is a little less than you expect for a Week 2 episode, but also little more than you’d hope for when adding a lead-in from House (8.7 million, 3.1) and CBS airing repeats.

Meanwhile, the lack of competition from CBS had Bachelor (8.2 million, 2.7) rising 13 percent, though Castle (10.1 million, 2.1) didn’t much benefit, down 5 percent.

NBC aired Who’s Still Standing (6.4 million, 1.7) and a two-hour Republican debate edition of Rock Center (7.1 million, 1.6). Standing hit a Monday high for the network.

The CW had Gossip Girl (1.6 million, 0.7), up a tick, and Hart of Dixie (1.6 million, 0.7), down a peg. Both were preempted for sports in Chicago, so these numbers could shift.

Read more:

 ‘Alcatraz’ recap: Kidnapping, Chrysanthemums, and Creeps

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‘Gossip Girl’ recap: Will Chuck save the day (by ruining it)?