Primetime Ratings: ABC's ‘Here Come the Newlyweds' Premiere Ties for Second at 10

CBS wins night by close margin, NBC's Canceled ‘Medium' tops 10 p.m. hour

The season premiere of ABC's Here Come the Newlyweds earned a 1.9/5 with 4.9 million viewers, finishing tied for second in the 10 p.m. hour. It was a significant drop from last year's 4.1/11, 10.3 million viewer total for the series premiere.

CBS, the night's winner, finished tied with ABC for first in the 8 p.m. hour with a 1.9/6. CBS aired re-runs of The Big Bang Theory (1.9/6) and How I Met Your Mother (1.8/5), while ABC countered with the first hour of The Bachelorette. Dateline NBC tied with Fox, which aired a House re-run at 1.5/5. The CW finished fifth at 0.4/1 with a re-run of One Tree Hill.

A block of comedy re-runs on CBS finished first at 9 with Two and a Half Men (2.7/7) and Rules of Engagement (2.3/6) pulling a 2.5/7. The second hour of The Bachelorette came in second at 2.2/6. Hour two of Dateline pulled a 1.7/5, just ahead of Fox which earned a 1.6/4 with a re-run of Bones. The CW was fifth at 0.3/1 with a re-run of One Tree Hill.

NBC's Medium, despite being canceled by the network last week, won at 10 with a 2.1/6. CBS and ABC tied for second at 1.9/5. CBS aired a re-run of CSI: Miami. ABC countered with the premiere of Newlyweds.

On the night CBS took first at 2.1/6, with ABC just behind at 2.0/6. NBC was third at 1.8/5, but first in viewers with 7.3 million. Fox was next at 1.6/4. The CW finished fifth with a 0.4/1.