January 12, 2011 07:00 AM by Paula_Kosowski
The second episode of ABC’s The Bachelor, featuring Brad Womack as repeat “Bachelor,” topped Monday night’s ratings, according to Fast National Nielson data. Read more to see how the reality show stacked up against it’s competitors…
HitFix reports The Bachelor’s first hour averaged a whopping 8.42 million viewers and a high 2.7 rating for the 8 p.m. hour. The show’s second hour rating’s went down slightly to mark it at second place with 8.4 million viewers, but still won the demographic at a higher 2.8 rating. ABC did well for the entire night, featuring reality show The Bachelor and scripted drama “Castle” with a key demographic, averaging a 2.6 rating among adults between the ages of 18 and 49.
According to the website, most networks stuck with reruns Monday Jan. 10 since ESPN was airing the college football BCS championship game. The only ones that didn’t, Fox and ABC, did well in the ratings.
Fox finished third for overall ratings with only 5.46 million viewers and a 3.4 demo rating, while CBS took second with a close 7.69 million viewers and a higher 5.0/7 demo rating.
Other shows that did well include CBS’ repeats of “How I Met Your Mother” and “Rules of Engagement,” which came in second in the 8 o’clock hour with 7.06 million viewers, and Fox’s new show “Lie To Me,” which had 5.5 million viewers. NBC’s “Chuck” rerun did well with 3.035 million viewers and the CW’s “90210″ lagged with 950,000 viewers.
CBS won the second hour at 9 p.m. with shows “Two and a Half Men” and “Mike & Molly” with a total of 9.44 million viewers. Fox, CBS and the CW stayed in respective third, fourth and fifth places.
An hour later at 10 p.m. ABC jumped back into the top spot with 9.2 million viewers for “Castle.” CBS came in second once again with “Hawaii Five-0″ rerun. Third place went to NBC this time with a rerun of “The Cape.”
Fast National Nielson ratings include live and same-day DVR viewing.
Looks like people are tuning in to see if repeat “Bachelor” Brad Womack ever finds love on reality TV.
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