TV ratings: 'Bachelor' gives ABC a demo win Monday, CBS falls without 'Men'

bachelor-brad-womack-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

"The Bachelor" scored its best ratings of the season on Monday, helping ABC snag a win for the night among adults 18-49. CBS kept its hold on the total-viewer lead, but with "Two and a Half Men" in reruns because of Charlie Sheen's issues, the network's numbers were down.

The Eye averaged 10.1 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households for the night. The other four networks bounced back some from last week's Valentine's Day slump. ABC took second overall with 9.9 million viewers and a 6.5/10. FOX (9.2 million, 5.4/8) came in third. NBC (6.1 million, 3.7/6) was fourth, and The CW delivered 1.55 million viewers and a 1.0/2.

ABC's 3.1 rating in adults 18-49 was good enough to lead the demographic. CBS was right behind at 3.0, followed by FOX at 2.8. NBC slipped slightly from last week and finished with a 1.5. The CW scored a 0.7.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX:
"House" (10.4 million viewers, 6.0/9 households)
ABC: "The Bachelor" (9.9 million, 6.6/10)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9.4 million, 5.7/9)/"Mad Love" (8 million, 4.8/7)
NBC: "Chuck" (5.5 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "90210" (1.5 million, 1.0/1)

18-49 leader: "How I Met Your Mother" (3.6)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" rerun (11.5 million, 7.2/11)/ "Mike & Molly" (11.3 million, 7.0/11)
ABC: "The Bachelor" (10.8 million, 7.1/11)
FOX: "The Chicago Code" (8 million, 4.8/7)
NBC: "The Cape" (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "The Bachelor" (3.6)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Hawaii Five-0" (10.25 million, 6.3/11)
ABC: "Castle" (9 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: "Harry's Law" (8.7 million, 5.6/9)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" (2.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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