Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.

On a competitive Monday laden with new programming across-the-board, FOX and CBS found was to be happy.

FOX won the key 18-49 demographic, doing a 4.6 rating. CBS was a close second in the demo with a 4.3 rating, followed by respectable showings for ABC (3.7 rating) and NBC (3.3 rating). The CW was fifth with a 1.2 rating.

Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 13.27 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/13 share, nipping the 7.7/11 for FOX. ABC's 6.1/9 was good for third, while NBC's Monday drama relaunch had a 5.2/8. The CW's 1.7/2 trailed.

At 8 p.m. FOX won with an 8.7/13 for the 100th episode of "House." ABC's "The Bachelor" took second, nipping the 6.4/10 averaged by "Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS. NBC was third with a 4.9/7 for a 3-D "Chuck," which hit season highs in many demos. The CW's "Gossip Girl" had a 1.7/2 for fifth.

CBS moved into first at 9 p.m. with "Two and a Half Men" (10.1/15) and "Worst Week" (6.4/9). ABC's "The Bachelor" had a robust 7.2/11 in its second hour, beating the 6.6/10 for FOX's "24," which finished fourth in the demo. NBC's "Heroes" was fourth overall (and third in the demo) with a 5.2/8 in its return. The CW's "One Tree Hill" was fifth.

"CSI: Miami" gave CBS a 10.2/17 in the 10 p.m. hour. NBC grabbed second with a  5.5/9 for the return of "Medium. ABC's "True Beauty" 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.


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.