TV ratings: 'Bachelorette' brouhaha leads ABC Monday

ali-fedotowsky-call-bachelorette.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, June 28, 2010

A ginned-up controversy on "The Bachelorette" drew the show's biggest audience of the season and helped ABC score an across-the-board ratings win Monday.

ABC ended the night with 8.1 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/9 share in households. CBS took second with 6.8 million viewers and a 4.5/8, beating out FOX (5.2 million, 3.1/5). NBC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) came in fourth. The CW was not really in the race, averaging just 695,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

ABC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating and was the only network to break the 2.0 mark. CBS came in second with a 1.8, followed by FOX at 1.6 and NBC at 1.4. The CW was well back at 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (9.3 million viewers, 6.1/11 households)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (6.1 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (4.95 million, 3.1/5)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (5.2 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: "Persons Unknown" (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "90210" rerun (815,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Bachelorette" (3.0)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (10 million, 6.4/11)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun (8.7 million, 5.6/9)/"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8 million, 5.3/9)
FOX: "The Good Guys" (4.3 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (576,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Bachelorette" (3.3)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" (7.1 million, 4.8/8)
ABC: "True Beauty" (5 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (4.5 million, 2.8/5)

18-49 leader: "Last Comic Standing" (1.8)

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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