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Ratings Chart Attack!

Reruns Rule Over Original Reality

June 17, 2008 5:13 PM

Bachelorette“The Bachelorette” improved slightly over last week in Monday’s ratings, but the only two networks with original programming placed a solid third and fourth last night.

ABC’s “Bachelorette” jumped 14% from last week to post a 2.5 rating/7 share in 18-49, the best showing this season since the program’s premiere in mid-May. A special 8 p.m. showing ranked a 1.8/6, while “The Mole” dropped a tick to a 1.5/4. ABC placed third with a 1.9/6.

NBC (1.7/5) was the only other net to trot out original programming, as the second week of “Nashville Star” on broadcast pulled in a 1.8/5, an 18% dip from last week. “American Gladiators” also slid one-tenth of a point to a 1.9/6. “Dateline” brought up the rear for the night with a 1.4/4.

At the front side of the network pack, Fox (2.5/7) placed first with “House” and “Bones” reruns and CBS (2.2/6) took second.

The CW (0.4/1) placed fifth.


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