Lisa Edelstein, 'House'

Lisa Edelstein of 'House'

Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

Monday's ratings held few surprises, with FOX scoring the night's top spot thanks to "House" and ABC grabbing a solid second in the 18-49 demo.

FOX earned a 7.9 rating/12 share for the night, and its 13.1 million viewers put it solidly ahead of second-place ABC, 6.6/10 and 9.8 million viewers. A night of reruns on CBS drew a 6.1/10. NBC took fourth at 4.6/7, and The CW trailed at 0.9/1.

FOX also led among adults 18-49 with a 4.6 rating. ABC took second in the key ad demographic with a 3.6. CBS and NBC tied for third at 2.7, while The CW managed only a 0.5.

"House" grabbed the night's biggest audience at 8 p.m. with an 8.9/14. "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" finished a decent second at 7.1/11. Reruns of "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" averaged 5.0/8 for CBS. "Chuck" drew a 4.0/6 for NBC. A "Gossip Girl" rerun on The CW was well off the pace.

ABC moved to the lead at 9 p.m. with "The Bachelor," 7.5/11. FOX's "24" scored a 6.9/10, edging reruns of "Two and a Half Men," 7.6/11, and "The New Adventures of Old Christine," 6.0/9, on CBS. "Heroes" mustered only a 4.4/7 for NBC. The CW aired a "One Tree Hill" repeat.

A "CSI: Miami" rerun, 6.6/10, gave CBS the lead at 10 p.m. "Medium" delivered a 5.4/9 for NBC, beating the 5.1/9 for the "True Beauty" finale on ABC.

Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.