Lisa Edelstein and Hugh Laurie of 'House'
Meanwhile, nobody cared about "The Event
" when it went off the air in November and after weeks of promotion, nobody cared about the freshman thriller's return.
For the night, FOX averaged a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49, beating ABC's 2.5 rating and CBS' 2.3 rating in the key demographic. NBC was fourth with a 1.5 rating, beating the impressively low 0.2 rating for repeats on The CW.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 9.295 million viewers to go with a 5.5 rating/9 share. ABC averaged a 5.6/9, but only 8.52 million viewers in second, nipping the 5.0/8 and 8.05 million viewers for CBS. NBC's 4.3/7 and 6.62 million viewers finished fourth. The CW stayed fifth with repeats averaging 601,000 viewers.
8 p.m. -
An hallucination-filled episode of "House" averaged 11.08 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 for FOX, basically identical to last week's tally. ABC's "The Bachelor" special averaged 9.6 million viewers and a 3.0 demo rating for second, beating out CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" repeat and a new "Mad Love
," which averaged 6.85 million viewers and a 2.2 demo rating. The first hour of "The Event" averaged 5.53 million and a series low 1.4 demo rating. The CW's repeat of "90210" hooked 714,000 viewers in fifth.
9 p.m. - ABC's "Bachelor" special moved into first in the 9 p.m. hour with 10.29 million viewers and a 3.2 demo rating. CBS' repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly" averaged 9.72 million viewers and a 2.7 demo. [This week's "Two and a Half Men" repeat, coming the same day as Charlie Sheen's termination, was down by over 1.4 million viewers and 0.4 demo ratings points from last week's repeat.] FOX's "The Chicago Code" averaged 7.51 million viewers (down from last week) and held steady with a 2.1 demo rating in third. NBC's second hour of "The Event" averaged 4.93 million viewers and held onto its 1.4 demo rating. The CW's "Gossip Girl" repeat averaged 487,000 viewers and a 0.2 demo.
10 p.m. -
A new "Harry's Law
" averaged 9.4 million viewers to win the 10 p.m. hour for NBC, though it finished second with a 1.8 demo rating. CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" repeat was first in the demo with a 2.0 rating and second overall with 7.58 million viewers. ABC was third with 5.67 million viewers for a repeat of "Castle."
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.