Fast National ratings for Monday, June 6, 2011.
ABC's "The Bachelorette" saw big week-to-week gains, making up for a drop from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and keeping the network in control on Monday night.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 2.4 rating for the night, tops in the key demographic. FOX's 1.5 rating and the 1.4 rating for CBS followed. NBC was fourth with a 1.0 rating, while The CW had a 0.2 rating for the night.
Overall, ABC averaged an estimated 7.24 million viewers to go with a 4.8 rating/8 share for the night. CBS was second with a 3.7/6 and 5.76 million viewers, which beat the 3.2/5 and 4.87 million viewers for NBC. FOX's 2.3/4 and 3.88 million viewers took fourth, while The CW's 0.4/1 and 624,000 viewers trailed.
8 p.m. - Hour One of "The Bacherlorette" gave ABC an estimated 7.7 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 to control the 8 p.m. slot. CBS' two episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" averaged 4.635 million viewers for second overall. FOX kicked off the second season of "MasterChef" with 4.33 million viewers and a second-place 1.8 demo rating in the key demo. [That was way below last July's "MasterChef" launch, though that premiere had a strong "Hell's Kitchen" lead-in, so it isn't a particularly fair comparison.] NBC's "Minute To Win It" repeat was fourth with 3.89 million viewers. On The CW, "90210" drew 653,000 viewers.
9 p.m. - In its second hour, "The Bachelorette" improved to 8.32 million viewers and a 2.8 key demo rating for ABC. "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly" brought 6.14 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating to CBS for second. NBC was third with a new-to-NBC episode of "Criminal Minds" drawing 4.52 million viewers. FOX's "House" averaged 3.425 million viewers and beat the 596,000 viewers for The CW.
10 p.m. - CBS moved into first place overall for the 10 p.m. hour with 6.5 million viewers for "Hawaii Five-0." NBC's new episode of "Law & Order: Los Angeles" averaged 6.19 million viewers and tied with CBS for second with a 1.3 demo rating. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" fell to 5.7 million viewers in its second week, but still won the hour with a 2.2 key demo rating.
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.