Fast National ratings for Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.

With CBS' Monday shows in repeats, FOX carried the night with "House" and "24."

Among adults 18-49, FOX drew a 5.1 rating, easily beating the 3.6 rating for ABC in the coveted demographic. CBS was still able to take third with a 3.0 rating, beating the 1.8 rating for NBC and The CW's 0.7 rating.

FOX also won the night overall, averaging an estimated 13.85 million viewers and an 8.2 rating/12 share. ABC stayed second with a 6.2/9, followed closely by CBS' 5.8/9. NBC finished third with a 4.9/7, while The CW's 1.0/2 trailed.

"House" was the night's most watched program, doing a 9.3/14 in the 9 p.m. hour. The first hour of ABC's "The Bachelor" was second with a 6.5/10. Even in repeats, CBS' "Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" easily had enough juice to beat the 4.2/6 for NBC's "Superstars of Dance." And The CW's "Gossip Girl" had a 1.1/2 for a repeat.

At 9 p.m. ABC's "The Bachelor" did a 7.3/11 to nip the 7.1/10. The ratings are a bit confusing, though, since FOX's drama still averaged nearly a million more viewers for the hour and the two shows tied in the key demo. CBS'  "Two and a Half Men" and "Worst Week" averaged a 6.3/9 to beat the 5.1/7 for the start of the start half of "The Last Templar." The CW's "One Tree Hill" was fifth.

CBS won the 10 p.m. hour with a 5.9/10 for a repeat of "CSI: Miami." The second hour of "The Last Templar" on NBC improved slightly, beating the 4.8/8 for ABC's "True Beauty." Note that ABC's reality show won the hour in the 18-49 demographic.

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.