TV ratings: 'Bachelor Pad' gets a demo win, CBS leads Monday overall

michelle-bachelor-pad-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

The premiere of ABC's reality Frankenstein "Bachelor Pad" delivered OK numbers Monday night -- good enough to give the network the lead among adults 18-49 for the night -- but CBS had the most viewers. FOX's Teen Choice Awards telecast, meanwhile, improved a bit over last year but still put up typically modest ratings.

CBS averaged 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in primetime, beating out ABC's 5.75 million and 3.8/6. NBC (4.2 million, 2.7/5) edged FOX (4.05 million, 2.2/4) for third place overall. The CW was way off the pace with just 790,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC's 2.1 rating led the way. CBS was not far behind at 1.9. FOX, 1.5, came in a little ahead of NBC, 1.4, and The CW trailed with a 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Bachelor Pad" series premiere (6.4 million viewers, 4.2/7 households)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (5.05 million, 3.4/6)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (5.3 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: Special - Teen Choice Awards (4 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "90210" rerun (898,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Bachelor Pad" (2.1)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" rerun (8.6 million, 5.4/9)/ "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8.4 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: "Bachelor Pad" premiere (6.3 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: Teen Choice Awards (4.15 million, 2.2/4)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" season finale (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (682,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.7)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" rerun (6.2 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: "Dating in the Dark" season premiere (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" finale (3.9 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: "Dating in the Dark" (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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