TV ratings: 'Bachelorette' boys' night wins Monday for ABC

ali-bachelorette-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, July 26, 2010

ABC's "Men Tell All" special on "The Bachelorette" won the night for the network, even if ratings dipped from last week.

ABC led with 7.9 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share in households, besting second-place CBS (6.5 million, 4.2/7). NBC (4.9 million, 3.2/5) edged out FOX (4.5 million, 27/5) for third, and The CW trailed with 814,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

For the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC's 2.5 rating topped CBS's 1.9, NBC's 1.5, FOX's 1.3 and The CW's 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (8.8 million viewers, 5.6/10 households)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (5.5 million, 3.3/6)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/5)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.7 million, 3./5)
The CW: "90210" rerun (978,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Bachelorette" (2.8)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (8.9 million, 5.8/9)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun (8.3 million, 5.2/9)/"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8.2 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (4.5 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "The Good Guys" (3.6 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (650,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Bachelorette" (2.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun (6.2 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: A special edition of "20/20" (6 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.4 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader: "20/20" (1.8)

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

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