TV Ratings: 'Bachelor Pad's' splashy season 2 debut

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ratings-bachelor-pad.jpgFast national ratings for Monday, Aug. 8, 2011

It was a battle of the reality shows Monday evening. ABC's "Bachelor Pad" premiere opened to winning numbers, topping FOX's "Masterchef" and "Hell's Kitchen" by nearly a million viewers. The rest of the networks were largely left in the dust with wall-to-wall re-run lineups.

ABC led the evening with 6.9 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/7 share in households. FOX's cooking lineup came in second with 6 million viewers (3.4/6). Bringing up the rear were CBS (4.5 million, 3.0/5), NBC (4.4 million, 2.8/5) and The CW (586,000, 0.4/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX actually led with a 2.5 rating to ABC's 2.2.

Monday hour-by-hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: "Bachelor Pad" (6.5 million, 4.4, 7)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (6.5 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" re-run (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" re-runs (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" re-run (747,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (2.7)

9 p.m.

ABC: "Bachelor Pad" (7.1 million, 4.7/7)
FOX: "Masterchef" (5.5 million, 3.2/5)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men"/"Mike & Molly" re-runs (5.1 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" re-run (4.5 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" re-run (425,000, 0.3/0)

18-49 leader: "Bachelor Pad" (2.4)

10 p.m.

ABC: "Bachelor Pad" (6.9 million, 4.6/8)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" re-run (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "Harry's Law" re-run (3.8 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "Bachelor Pad" (2.3)

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/Video credit: ABC