TV ratings: CBS cruises Monday, 'Bachelor Pad' gets a 'Dancing' bump

charlie-sheen-two-and-a-half-men.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 30, 2010

ABC's "Bachelor Pad" saw a slight increase in its ratings on Monday (possibly because the "Dancing With the Stars" cast was announced during the show), but CBS had the night's biggest audience with its rerun lineup.

CBS drew 6.85 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/7 share among households in primetime. ABC (5.4 million, 3.6/6) narrowly beat NBC (5.2 million, 3.4/6) for second place. FOX came in fourth with 4.55 million viewers and a 2.9/5, and The CW trailed with 1 million viewers and a 0.6/1.

The Eye also led among adults 18-49 with a 2.0 rating, topping ABC's 1.8. FOX's 1.5 was good enough for third place, while NBC finished fourth with a 1.3. The CW earned a 0.4.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Bachelor Pad" (6 million viewers, 4.0/7 households)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (5.2 million, 3.4/6)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (5.7 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5.3 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "House" rerun (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "90210" rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Bachelor Pad" (1.9)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" rerun (9 million, 5.8/9)/ "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8.8 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Bachelor Pad" (6.3 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (5.2 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (935,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.8)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" rerun (6.15 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.4 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "Dating in the Dark" (3.9 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "CSI: Miami" (1.6)

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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