ABC's new "Bachelor" spinoff "Bachelor Pad
" didn't hold onto all of the network's "Bachelorette" momentum, but it still performed well enough to help ABC split Monday night.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 2.1 rating, nipping the 1.9 rating for CBS. FOX's 1.5 rating and the 1.4 rating for NBC followed closely in the key demographic. The CW was fifth with a 0.3 rating.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 6.62 million viewers to go with a 4.3 rating/7 share. ABC was a solid second with a 3.8/6. NBC's 2.7/5 and the 2.2/4 for FOX followed. The CW stayed fifth with a 0.5/1.
ABC started the night in first with a 4.2/7 for "Bachelor Pad," which also did a 2.1 demo rating. CBS' repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Rules of Engagement" were second with a 3.5/6, edging NBC's repeat of "America's Got Talent." FOX's coverage of Teen Choice 2010
was fourth with a 2.3/4, beating the 0.6/1 for a "90210" repeat on The CW.
CBS moved into first in the 9 p.m. hour with the 5.4/9 for repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory," which also won the hour in the key demo with a 2.6 rating. The second hour of ABC's "Bachelor Pad" had a 4.2/7 and improved to a 2.3 demo rating. The first hour of NBC's "Last Comic Standing
" finale had a 2.5/4, beating the 2.2/4 for FOX's Teen Choice telecast. The CW's "Gossip Girl" repeat was fifth.
CBS' repeat of "CSI: Miami" was first overall in the 10 p.m. hour with a 4.2/7. The premiere of ABC's "Dating in the Dark
" was second overall with a 2.9/5 and won the hour in the demo with a 1.8 rating. NBC's "Last Comic Standing" finale was steady in its last hour.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.