Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 16, 2009.

ABC's "The Bachelor" romped over "24" on Monday night, but FOX still held the night thanks to the strength of "House" (and the repeats of CBS).

In the key 18-49 demographic, FOX averaged a 4.4 rating, beating the 4.0 rating for ABC. CBS and NBC followed in the all-important demo with 2.9 ratings. The CW had a 0.5 rating to trail.

Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 12.58 million viewers and a 7.5 rating/11 share. ABC was second with a  7.1/11, with CBS' 6.2/10 close behind. NBC was fourth with a 4.7/7. The CW's 0.9/1 trailed.

FOX won the 8 p.m. hour with an 8.4/13 for "House." ABC's "The Bachelor" was second in its first hour with a 7.6/11. CBS' comedy repeats took third, beating the 4.0/6 for "Chuck" on NBC. The CW was fifth with a 0.9/11 for a "Gossip Girl" repeat.

ABC moved into first at 9 p.m. with an 8.7/13 for "The Bachelor." CBS' "Two and a Half Men" repeat (8.1/12) and the season finale of "Worst Week" (5.4/8) were second, beating FOX's "24," which had a 6.5/10. NBC's "Heroes" was down to a 4.6/7. The CW was last with a "One Tree Hill" repeat.

CBS took over in the 10 p.m. hour with a 7.0/12 for a "CSI: Miami" repeat. NBC's "Medium" was on the high side with a 5.7/9. ABC's "True Beauty" won the hour in the 18-49 demo, but finished well back in third overall.

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.


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