gordon ramsay hells kitchen season 8 TV ratings: 'Hell's Kitchen,' 'Bachelor Pad' lead a quiet MondayFast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

“Hell’s Kitchen” continued its recent run of leading the adults 18-49 demographic on Monday nights, improving on last week’s numbers. “Bachelor Pad” helped ABC score a win in total viewers, but it was a relatively quiet evening all around.

ABC averaged 5.6 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/6 share in households in primetime. NBC (5.3 million, 3.6/6) stands in second for now, though its numbers are inflated a little because some affiliates aired an NFL preseason game. FOX came in third with 5 million viewers and a 3.1/5, finishing a little ahead of CBS (4.9 million, 3.4/5). The CW was well off the pace with just over 700,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

FOX led among adults 18-49 with a 2.2 rating. ABC took second in the demo with a 1.6, and CBS and NBC tied for third at 1.3. The CW posted a 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Bachelor Pad” (6.4 million viewers, 4.6/7 households)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (5.1 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” reruns – two episodes (4.3 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” rerun (3.8 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (821,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Bachelor Pad” (1.9) 9 p.m. ABC: “Bachelor Pad” (6.4 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (6.2 million, 3.7/6)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (5.4 million, 3.6/5)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (5.15 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” rerun (594,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.8) 10 p.m. NBC: “Dateline” special (5.65 million, 3.9/6)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (5.3 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (4.1 million, 2.9/5) 18-49 leader: “Dateline” (1.4)

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