TV Ratings: FOX's 'House' is on fire on Monday
Fast National ratings for Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.
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.