TV ratings: CBS reruns rule Monday, 'Bachelor Pad' falls

big-bang-theory-cast.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Week 2 of "Bachelor Pad" fell off some from its premiere, allowing CBS' repeat lineup to grab Monday night's biggest audience. Elsewhere, not many people noticed the return of "House" reruns to FOX's Monday lineup.

CBS led the night overall with 6.3 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/7 share in households. ABC (4.881 million, 3.3/6) and NBC (4.876 million, 3.2/5) finished in a virtual tie for second. FOX was slightly farther back with 4.2 million viewers and a 2.6/4, while The CW (859,000, 0.5/1) was non-factor.

ABC did get a share of the lead among adults 18-49, as its 1.8 rating tied with CBS for the top spot in the demographic. FOX came in third with a 1.4, followed by NBC at 1.2. The CW posted a 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Bachelor Pad" (5.4 million viewers, 3.7/6 households)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (5 million, 3.3/6)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "House" rerun (3.55 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "90210" rerun (958,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Rules of Engagement" (1.9)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" rerun (8.35 million, 5.2/9)/ "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "Bachelor Pad" (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" rerun (759,000, 0.5/10

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" rerun (5.6 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: "Dating in the Dark" (3.8 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: "Dating in the Dark" (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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