Ali of 'The Bachelorette'
ABC's "The Bachelorette
" continued its summer rise, dominating two primetime hours and carrying the network to easy ratings wins in most key measures on Monday night.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 2.8 rating, far ahead of the 1.8 rating for second place CBS. NBC and FOX tied for third in the key demographic with a 1.4 rating, topping the 0.4 rating for The CW.
Overall, ABC averaged an estimated 8.466 million viewers to go with a 5.5 rating/9 share. CBS' 4.0/7 was second, with NBC's 3.0/5 and the 2.8/5 for FOX close behind. The CW's 0.6/1 trailed.
In the 8 p.m. hour, "The Bachelorette" delivered a 6.2/11 and a 3.0 demo rating for ABC. FOX's "Lie to Me
" was a distant second with a 3.4/6, also finishing second in the demo. CBS' repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Rules of Engagement" were second with a 3.2/5, nipping a repeat of "America's Got Talent" on NBC. The CW's repeat of "90210" had a 0.7/1 for fifth.
"The Bachelorette" improved to a 6.8/11 and a 3.6 demo rating for ABC in the 9 p.m. hour. CBS' repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" were a sold second with a 5.1/8 for the hour. NBC's "Last Comic Standing
" had a 2.6/4 for third, beating the 2.2/3 for a new "The Good Guys
" on FOX. The CW's repeat of "Gossip Girl" was fifth.
CBS' "CSI: Miami" had a 3.7/6 in the 10 p.m. hour. ABC's "True Beauty
" had a 3.6/6, but averaged more viewers than CBS' repeat and also won the hour with a 1.9 demo rating. NBC's "Dateline" was a close 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.