Primetime Ratings: 'Bachelor' Premieres Low as CBS Tops Monday

'Celebrity Wife Swap' draws even with 16th premiere of reality dating series
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ABC's
16th edition of The Bachelor was down 17% from last January's premiere,
drawing a 2.4 rating from 8-10 p.m. in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. The debut of its new reality series, Celebrity Wife Swap,
drew the same 2.4 at 10
p.m. The network had an overall 2.4 rating/6 share to
place second.

CBS won the night
with the return of its Monday lineup, for an overall 3.7/9. How I Met Your
Mother
was down 13% from its last new episode at 3.9, while 2 Broke
Girls
was up a tenth to a 4.3. Two and a Half Men dropped 6% a 4.4
and Mike & Molly was down 5% to a 3.8. At 10 p.m., Hawaii Five-0 was up a tenth to a
2.9.

NBC finished third
with a 1.7/4. Who's Still Standing? was even with last Monday at 1.5, Fear
Factor
was down a tenth from its last new episode to a 2.4 and Rock
Center
was up 50% to a 1.2.

Fox (1.2/3) and
The CW (0.3/1) aired repeats to round out the night.

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