TV Ratings: Season high 'Bachelor' boosts ABC to Monday split
'Chicago Code' stops its slide, while 'Mike & Molly' stands alone
Follow HitFix: Follow @hitfix
What a difference a Charlie Sheen makes.
With new episodes of "Two and a Half Men," CBS originals have been hard to beat on Monday nights.
This Monday, with "Two and a Half Men" airing a repeat and the rest of the lineup new, CBS slipped just enough to allow ABC and a rejuvenated "The Bachelor" to sneak in capture the desired demo and nearly win the night overall.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 3.1 rating, nipping the 3.0 rating for CBS and FOX's 2.8 rating in the key demographic. NBC was well back in fourth with a 1.5 rating, still comfortably beating The CW's struggling Monday shows, which mustered a 0.7 rating.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.13 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share. ABC's 6.5/10 actually beat CBS, but the network averaged only 9.90 million viewers. FOX was a close third with 9.18 million viewers and a 5.4/8, comfortably ahead of NBC's 3.7/6 and 6.11 million viewers. The CW was up from last week, but only averaged a 1.0/2 and 1.55 million viewers.
8 p.m. - FOX started the night in first with 10.385 million viewers and a 3.5 rating among adults 18-49 for "House," slightly up from last week's dismal performance. ABC's "The Bachelor" rose to nearly 9.9 million viewers for second, but finished third in the demo. CBS was third overall and second in the demo with "How I Met Your Mother" (9.44 million viewers and a 3.6 demo rating) and "Mad Love" (8.02 million and a 2.8 demo rating), as the latter comedy slipped slightly in its second airing. NBC's "Chuck" was in line with the new normal, averaging 5.51 million viewers and a 1.7 rating in the key demo. The CW was fifth with 1.5 million viewers for "90210."
9 p.m. - CBS' "Two and a Half Men" repeat (11.52 million and a 3.0 demo) and a new "Mike & Molly" (11.29 million and a 3.2 demo) won the 9 p.m. hour overall and finished second in the demo. [While "Mike & Molly" was down significantly without "Men," the stand-alone numbers and the demo rise have to be encouraging for CBS.] ABC's "The Bachelor" was second overall with 10.79 million viewers and won the hour with a 3.6 demo rating. FOX's "Chicago Code" stopped its drop with 7.78 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in the key demo, probably a good sign for that freshman drama. NBC's "The Cape" limped along with 4.13 million viewers and a 1.2 demo rating in fourth. The CW's "Gossip Girl" averaged 1.59 million viewers and also improved slightly on its demo lead-in.
10 p.m. - "Hawaii Five-0" held onto its position atop the 10 p.m. hour with 10.25 million viewers and a 2.7 demo rating. Boosted by "The Bachelor," "Castle" averaged 9.02 million viewers and a 2.6 rating in the key demo. NBC's "Harry's Law" averaged 8.67 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating in third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
Looking for something to watch?
Let Streaming Genie help you.
Let Streaming Genie help you.