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[01/11/11 - 09:00 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelor" Gets It Done for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, january 10, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (8.67 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the top draw last night with week two of "The Bachelor" (8.41 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) followed by a new "Castle" (9.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4).

CBS (7.69 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then took home the silver despite an all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T2), "Rules of Engagement" (6.71 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5), "Two and a Half Men" (10.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (8.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (6.57 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

Next up was FOX (5.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with the return of "Lie to Me" (5.50 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) followed by a second "Lie to Me" (5.42 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) offered up encores of "Chuck" (3.03 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "The Cape" (3.69 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and another "The Cape" (3.49 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.95 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.78 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on The CW (0.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Bachelor (-4.30%), Castle (-8.30%), Lie to Me (-27.30% vs. 11/29/10).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.6/7) took top honors over CBS's "Letterman" (2.7/6) and NBC's "Leno" (2.8/6). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (1.7/5) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.4/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.4/5) and "Daly" (0.8/3) on NBC.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/11/10):

CBS (13.12 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) was once again Monday's top draw thanks to new episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.82 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.9, #4), "Accidentally on Purpose" (8.52 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 3.2, #7), "Two and a Half Men" (17.30 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2), "The Big Bang Theory" (15.81 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.7, #1) and "CSI: Miami" (13.65 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T5).

Second place then went to FOX (10.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) with a new "House" (12.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3) and a special "Fringe" (7.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.8, #8).

Next up was ABC (10.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) with week two of "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" (10.51 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #T5) and a new "Castle" (9.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #9).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) offered up the time period premiere of "Chuck" (7.32 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #10) and new episodes of "Heroes" (4.71 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #11) and "The Jay Leno Show" (4.80 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12).

And finally, repeats of "One Tree Hill" (1.22 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Gossip Girl" (0.74 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (0.98 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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