Monday Ratings: Unscripted Shows Add Up to a Big Win for ABC

May 24, 2011  •  Post A Comment

With a prime-time lineup consisting of unscripted programming, ABC scored a solid ratings win Monday night, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

ABC, which aired a one-hour “Dancing With the Stars” and a two-hour “Bachelorette,” averaged a 3.4 rating for the night in adults 18-49, easily topping Fox (2.6 average), CBS (1.8), Univision (1.6) and NBC (1.4). ABC had an even wider margin in total viewers, averaging 13.6 million to 8.0 million for Fox, 6.3 million for CBS, 4.9 million for NBC and 4.0 million for Univision.

At 8 p.m. "Dancing" averaged a 4.55 in the 18-49 demographic, while the season finale of Fox’s "House" had a 3.25. NBC’s "Minute to Win It" averaged a 1.45 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

At 9 p.m. ABC’s first hour of "The Bachelorette" averaged a 2.9 in the 18-49 demo, while the season finale of Fox’s "The Chicago Code" had a mean score of 1.95. The season finale of "The Event" on NBC managed a 1.5 in the same demo for the hour.

At 10 p.m. the final hour of "The Bachelorette" netted a 2.75 average in the 18-49 demo, over CBS’s special "Clash of the Commercials," with a mean score of 1.95. NBC’s "Law & Order: Los Angeles" was last with a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo.

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