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Monday Ratings: Fox wins, but Jack Bauer vs. The Bachelor is a contest

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January 27th, 2009

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC Uni CW
Total Viewers (million) 13.85 9.39 9.27 7.75 4.81 1.52
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 5.1/12 3.6/9 3.0/7 1.8/4 1.9/5 0.7/2
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 4.7/12 3.4/9 2.1/5 1.2/3 2.2/6 0.9/2

Against, repeats on CBS, and NBC's lineup the biggest competition for FOX for the night was ABC. While House scored a resounding victory in the 8pm hour (but whoa! props to The Big Bang Theory for how well it does in repeats), the 9pm hour was more competitive.

24 drew more viewers than The Bachelor (12.3 million vs. 11.01 million) but they were tied among 18-49 year olds with a 4.3/10 (rating share) and The Bachelor did better among 18-34 year olds (4.1 vs. 3.9).

CBS repeats performed well over all, especially considering they were repeats, but as usual, repeats or not, Worst Week was the weakest link. Chuck finally comes back next Monday, with the special 3-D episode and hot on the heels of Super Bowl promotion, but I'm sure there will be some hand-wringing among the fan base in anticipation of the ratings.

This week NBC ran the season (and perhaps series) finale of Superstars of Dance and the conclusion of The Last Templar, and was a distant fourth place, and trailed Univision in the key age demographics.

CW ran repeats of Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.

House's 15.6 million at 8pm was a season-high for the show and the 5.9/15 among 18-49 year olds was a season high for all broadcast networks for a Monday according to FOX.

Last Monday's ratings.

Full details:

Time Net Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share 18-34 Rating/Share
8:00 FOX House 15.57 5.9/15 5.4/15
ABC The Bachelor 10.08 3.7/9 3.6/10
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) 9.30 3.3/9 2.2/6
NBC Superstars of Dance (Finale) 6.70 1.6/4 1.2/3
UNI Cuidado con el Angel 4.94 1.9/5 2.1/6
CW Gossip Girl (R) 1.64 0.7/2 0.9/2
8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 8.12 3.1/7 2.3/6
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 12.73 4.1/10 2.7/7
FOX 24 12.13 4.3/10 3.9/10
ABC The Bachelor 11.08 4.3/10 4.1/10
NBC The Last Templar 8.10 1.9/4 1.2/3
UNI Fuego en la Sangre 5.38 2.2/5 2.4/6
CW One Tree Hill (R) 1.41 0.7/2 0.8/2
9:30 CBS Worst Week (R) 7.20 2.3/5 1.4/4
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami (R) 9.15 2.6/7 1.8/5
NBC The Last Templar 8.45 2.0/5 1.2/3
ABC True Beauty 7.02 2.9/7 2.7/7
UNI Cristina 4.09 1.8/5 2.1/6


Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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