gordon ramsay 320 TV ratings: 'Hell's Kitchen' serves up a demo win Monday, 'Bachelorette' dips slightlyFast National ratings for Monday, July 18, 2011

Hometown-date night on “The Bachelorette” helped give ABC the biggest overall audience Monday night, although it was down a little bit from last week’s ratings. The premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen” was also off a bit from its last couple of season debuts, but it did lead FOX to victory among adults 18-49.

ABC averaged 7.1 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share in households for the night, beating out FOX’s 5.7 million and 3.4/6. CBS (5.1 million, 3.2/5) came in third. NBC drew 4.8 million viewers and a 3.0/5, while The CW, as usual, was way back with 659,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

FOX’s 2.4 rating led the adults 18-49 demographic. ABC finished second at 2.2. CBS’ 1.3 was good for third, topping NBC’s 1.0. The CW scored a 0.2.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelorette” (7.5 million viewers, 5.0/8 households)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (5.79 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” season premiere (5.76 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (4.2 million, 2.7/5)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (695,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.5) 9 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelorette” (8 million, 5.3/8)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (5.9 million, 3.7/6)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (5.5 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: “Masterchef” (5.55 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (4.3 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” rerun (622,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelorette” (2.4) 10 p.m. ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (5.35 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” rerun (4.3 million, 2.8/5) 18-49 leader: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (2.0) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable