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New Reality Matches Old Scripted in Monday TV Ratings

June 24, 2008 12:13 PM

The MoleNew reality shows tied old scripted programs as the kings of the hill in the ratings last night, as new episodes of ABC’s “Bachelorette” and “The Mole” matched CBS’ Monday-night lineup of reruns.

ABC pulled in a 2.2 rating/7 share in the 18-49 year old demographic, the same as CBS, according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research numbers.

“The Bachelorette” (2.5/8) and “The Mole” (1.6/5) placed near their previous season averages. Meanwhile, a rerun of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” (3.0/9) was the highest-rated show of the night.

Fox posted 2.1 rating/6 share, placing a close third with repeats. NBC trailed Fox with a 1.8/5. NBC’s “American Gladiators” at 1.7/5 tied its lowest rated original episode while the network’s “Nashville Star” (1.9/5) continues to hover near the 2.0 mark for its third week on broadcast.

The CW’s0.5 rating/2 share took fifth place.

On Univision, which scored a 1.7 share/5 rating for the night, “Al Diablo con los Guapos” (1.8/6) fell 10% week-to-week, while “Fuego en la Sangre” (1.9/5) and “Cristina” (1.6/4) improved slightly.

(Editor: Baumann)

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