ABC’s Reality, CBS’ Repeats Tie for 1st
July 1, 2008 12:26 PM
Reruns ran on par with ABC’s fresh reality, as CBS’ Monday repeats tied with ABC to win the night in the ratings.
ABC’s “The Bachelorette” scored a 2.3/8 in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen research. That’s down 8% from last week, but nearly on par with its season average.
A special “Men Tell All” episode of “The Bachelorette” pulled in a 2.6/7, while “The Mole” stayed flat with a 1.6/5.
ABC ended the night with a 2.2 rating/7 share.
Also scoring a 2.2/7 for the night, CBS saw its “Two and a Half Men” (2.7/8) rank as Monday’s highest-rated show, edging out the “Men Tell All” episode by a tenth of a percentage point.
Fox, with drama repeats, placed a close third with a 2.1/7.
NBC’s “American Gladiators” (1.8/6) was average, while “Nashville Star” (1.5/4), now in its fourth week on broadcast TV, continued to slide from its premiere, down 17% from last week. NBC landed in fourth with a 1.6 rating/5 share.
The CW was fifth with repeats, ending with a 0.4 rating/1 share.