used its reality-laden Monday night programming to take the Monday ratings
victory with a 3.4 rating/9 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. The season premiere of The Bachelorette drew a 2.8
rating for the 9-11 p.m. hour, tying last year's. Its lead in, Dancing With
the Stars drew a 4.6, up two tenths from last week.
Fox came in second
with a 2.6/7. House ended its seventh season with a 3.3, down 6% from
last week, and The Chicago Code finished its brief run up 11% at 2.0.
Up next was CBS with
a 1.8/5, which aired repeats during the 8-10 p.m. hours. Its 10 p.m. special, Clash
of the Commercials drew a 2.0.
Coming in at fourth
was NBC with a 1.4/4, even though it aired all new programming. Minute to
Win It scored a 1.5, even with last week's 8 p.m. slot. The Event
ended its series run with a 1.5, up 15% and Law and Order: Los Angeles
went up 27% to a 1.4.
The CW rounded out
the evening with a 0.2/1 in a night of repeats.