TV Ratings: ABC's 'Bachelorette,' CBS repeats carry Monday
Fast National ratings for Monday, June 22, 2009.
While "The Bachelorette" helped ABC get a narrow win in the key demographic. CBS' repeats still won the night overall.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 2.0 rating to nip the 1.9 rating for CBS. NBC's 1.5 rating and the 1.4 rating for FOX were also close in the coveted demo. The CW's 0.3 rating was not close.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 6.9 million viewers to go with a 4.5 rating/8 share. ABC was a close second with a 4.1/7. NBC's 3.1/5 and FOX's 2.9/5 battled for third and fourth. The CW was last with a 0.6/1.
ABC started the night in first with a 4.6/8 for "The Bachelorette." FOX was second with the 3.3/6 repeat for "House," which nipped "How I Met Your Mother" and "Rules of Engagement" on CBS. NBC's "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" was fourth with a 2.9/5. The CW's "Gossip Girl" had a 0.7/1 for fifth.
CBS moved into first with "Two and a Half Men" (the night's top-rated show) and "The Big Bang Theory" averaging a 5.2/9. ABC's "The Bachelorette" improved to a 4.8/8 for second. In its second hour, NBC's "I'm a Celebrity..." slipped to a 2.7/4, though its demo rating (a 1.6) was steady. FOX's "Lie to Me" was a close fourth with a 2.6/4. The CW's "One Tree Hill" trailed.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.