The last Monday of the summer doldrums went to ABC, with the finale of "Bachelor Pad
" topping NBC's Miss Universe
coverage and The CW's "Gaga By Gaultier" special, running neck-and-neck with "Hell's Kitchen
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 2.3 rating, tops in the coveted demographic. FOX was second with a 1.8 rating, followed by NBC's 1.4 rating and the 1.2 rating for CBS. The CW averaged a 0.5 rating for the night.
Overall, ABC averaged an estimated 7.07 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/7 share for the night. NBC was second with a 3.2/5 and 4.93 million viewers, just ahead of FOX's 2.9/4 and 4.56 million viewers. CBS was close behind with a 2.8/4 and 4.18 million viewers. The CW's 0.9/1 and 1.21 million viewers trailed.
8 p.m. -
"Bachelor Pad" kicked off primetime in first with 7.37 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 for ABC in the 8 p.m. hour. NBC's "America's Got Talent" repeat averaged 4.38 million viewers in second, beating the 4.05 million viewers for CBS' US Open overrun and "How I Met Your Mother." FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" repeat averaged 3.36 million viewers for the hour. The CW's "Gaga by Gaultier
" special averaged 1.44 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating, which may not sound like a lot, but it was the network's biggest audience since the "Supernatural" finale back in May.
9 p.m. - ABC stayed in first overall for the 9 p.m. hour with 7.03 million viewers for "Bachelor Pad," which came in second with a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" averaged 5.76 million viewers for second, winning the hour with a 2.4 key demo rating. NBC's Miss Universe Pageant coverage averaged 4.87 million viewers for this, along with a 1.4 key demo rating. CBS' comedy repeats averaged 4.24 million viewers. The CW's Fall Preview Special averaged 968,000 viewers.
10 p.m. - Yet another "Bachelor Pad" hour averaged 6.82 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating to win the 10 p.m. hour for ABC. NBC's Miss Universe coverage averaged 5.54 million viewers, beating the 4.24 million viewers for CBS' "Mike & Molly" overrun and "Hawaii Five-0."
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.