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

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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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