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Fast National ratings for Monday, June 1, 2009

NBC's summer stunt "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" got off to a decent but unspectacular start Monday, lifting the network to a first-place tie among adults 18-49.

CBS led the night's overall ratings with a 5.2 rating/9 share. NBC took second with a 4.3/7. ABC, 4.1/7, finished third in households, but FOX, 4.0/7, brought in about 100,000 more viewers. The CW was way back at 0.7/1.

NBC and CBS tied for the top spot in the 18-49 demographic at 2.5. ABC drew a 2.1, beating out FOX's 1.7. The CW could manage only a 0.3.

In a tightly bunched 8 o'clock hour, "The Bachelorette" (4.3/8) led the household rankings for ABC, but reruns of "The Big Bang Theory," 4.3/8, and "How I Met Your Mother," 3.8/6, brought in the most viewers. "I'm a Celebrity" drew a 4.0/7 for NBC, edging a "House" repeat, 3.9/6, on FOX. The CW trailed with its "Gossip Girl" rerun.

CBS separated itself from the pack at 9 with "Two and a Half Men," 6.3/10, and "Rules of Engagement," 5.3/8. "The Bachelorette" improved a little to 4.6/7 on ABC. "I'm a Celebrity" held steady at 4.0/6 and had more viewers than FOX's "Bones," which recorded a slightly better household number (4.1/7). "one Tree Hill" finished the night for The CW.

At 10 p.m., a "CSI: Miami" rerun scored a 5.7/10 for CBS. The season finale of "Medium" on NBC delivered a 4.8/8. ABC got a 3.6/6 from "Here Come the Newlyweds."

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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