TV Ratings: 'House' Holds Off 'The Bachelor' Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 16, 2009

FOX snagged the top spot in Monday's ratings, even though ABC's "Bachelor" had its best night of the season.

FOX averaged a 7.5 rating/11 share in primetime, beating out ABC's 7.1/11 for the lead. CBS finished third at 6.2/10. NBC, 4.7/7, came in fourth, and The CW was way back at 0.9/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 4.4 rating topped ABC's 4.0. CBS and NBC tied for third at 2.9. The CW earned a meager 0.5.

"House," 8.4/13, put FOX on top at 8 p.m. "The Bachelor" delivered a 7.6/11 for NBC. Reruns of "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" averaged 4.8/7 for CBS. After a post-Super Bowl bump two weeks ago, NBC's "Chuck" (4.0/6) returned to its usual level. The CW aired a "Gossip Girl" rerun.

"The Bachelor" improved to 8.7/13 at 9 p.m. and moved ABC into the lead. A "Two and a Half Men" repeat, 8.1/12, and "Worst Week," 5.4/8, gave CBS second place in households, but FOX's "24" (6.5/10) had a slight edge in total viewers. "Heroes" managed only a 4.6/7 for NBC, while The CW played out the string with a "One Tree Hill" repeat.

At 10 p.m., a "CSI: Miami" rerun scored a 7.0/12 for CBS. "Medium" drew a 5.7/9 for NBC, while "True Beauty" earned a 4.9/8 for 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.

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