TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' takes ABC home Monday

kirk-ali-bachelorette.jpg Fast National ratings for Monday, July 12, 2010

The hometown visits on "The Bachelorette" put ABC in first place once again in households and key demos Monday night.

ABC averaged 8 million viewers and a 5.2 rating/9 share for the night in households. CBS followed with 6.4 million viewers and a 4.1/7, well ahead of NBC (4.96 million, 3.2/5), FOX (4.6 million, 2.9/5) and The CW (697,000, 0.5/1).

The adults 18-49 demo also tuned into ABC with a 2.6 rating, followed by CBS, 1.8, NBC and FOX tied, 1.4, and The CW, 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: "The Bachelorette" (9.1 million viewers, 5.9/10 households)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5.2 million, 3.3/6)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (4.6 million, 3.0/5)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
The CW: "90210" rerun (852,000, 0.6/1)

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

9 p.m.

ABC: "The Bachelorette" (9.97 million, 6.5/10)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun (7.7 million, 4.9/8)/"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.7 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (4.7 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "The Good Guys" (3.5 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (543,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Bachelorette" (3.2)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" rerun (6.6 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "True Beauty" (5.012 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (5.006 million, 3.4/6)

18-49 leader: "True Beauty" (1.7)

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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