TV ratings: 'Bachelorette' drama scores for ABC Monday

bachelorette-ratings-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, July 19, 2010

A second hometown-girlfriend kerfuffle on "The Bachelorette" led ABC to a ratings win Monday night, improving on its performance from last week.

ABC led the night with 8.5 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/9 share in households, beating second-place CBS (6 million, 4.0/7) by a good margin. NBC (4.7 million, 3.0/5) narrowly beat FOX (4.6 million, 2.8/5) for third. The CW trailed with 1.05 million viewers and a 0.6/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC's 2.8 rating was a full point ahead of its nearest competition. CBS took second at 1.8, and FOX and NBC tied for third at 1.4. The CW drew a 0.4.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (9.2 million viewers, 6.2/11 households)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (5.6 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/5)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.8 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "90210" rerun (1.2 million, 0.7/1)

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

9 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (10.65 million, 6.8/11)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun (7.6 million, 5.0/8)/"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.7 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (4.2 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: "The Good Guys" (3.6 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (913,000, 0.5/1)

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

10 p.m.

ABC:
"True Beauty" season finale (5.5 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun (5.4 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (5 million, 3.4/6)

18-49 leader: "True Beauty" (1.9)

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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Photo credit: ABC


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