TV Ratings: CBS reruns rule; ABC's 'True Beauty' not pretty Monday

bachelorette-ali-fedotowsky-chris-harrison-320.jpg Fast National ratings for Monday, May 31, 2010

Despite rolling out a new episode of "The Bachelorette" and the season premiere of "True Beauty," ABC couldn't beat CBS' slate of reruns in household ratings nor NBC's Stanley Cup finals coverage in the demo race.

"The Bachelorette" slipped in its second week out, and the reality competition show "True Beauty," in which attractive contestants are tricked into revealing their lack of inner beauty had a weak debut, coming in last for its time period.

CBS led the way, averaging a 7.7 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share for the night, while ABC came in second with 6.9 million and a 4.5/8. NBC was next with 5.9 million, 3.3/6, then FOX with 3.1 million, 2.0/3 and then The CW with 609,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

NBC's 2.4 rating was good enough for the adult 18-49 demo win, just ahead of ABC's 2.3. CBS had a 2.1, FOX had a 0.9, and The CW once again trailed with a 0.2.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: "The Bachelorette" (7 million viewers, 4.6/8 households)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (5.4 million, 3.4/6)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals (5.1 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "Lie to Me" rerun (3.3 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (630,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader:
"The Bachelorette" (2.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun (9.7 million, 6.1/10)/"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (9.4 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "The Bachelorette" (8.2 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals (6.2 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "The Good Guys" rerun (3 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (587,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.9)

10 p.m.


CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun (8 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: Stanley Cup finals (6.4 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "True Beauty" season premiere (5.4 million, 3.6/6)

18-49 leader: Stanley Cup finals (2.7)

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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