ABC took the nightly win behind ratings gains in The Bachelorette and Here Come The Newlyweds with an average 2.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

The Bachelorette was up nearly 20% in the 18-49 demo from last week, and Here Come the Newlyweds were up 20%. ABC Summer Mondays Tuesdays look like they are beginning to gain some traction.

Dateline NBC was the only other new show on broadcast TV last night, and I’m guessing it was somehow Michael Jackson related, as it won the 10pm hour with a 2.1 18-49 demo rating, up 33% from last week.

Note that the Law & Order:CI at 9pm is labeled “new-ish” because while it had already been telecast on USA, it is new to NBC. And I rarely comment on repeat episodes, but I am surprised that the American Idol repeat of the Michael Jackson song episode did as poorly as it did.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers (million)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette 2.5 8 2.2 8 7.473
CBS How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 1.7 6 1.3 5 5.437
FOX American Idol (special MJ repeat) 1.5 5 1.1 4 4.273
NBC Law & Order (repeat) 1.1 4 0.7 2 5.002
CW Gossip Girl (repeat) 0.4 1 0.4 1 1.005
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement (repeat) 1.8 6 1.2 4 5.733
9:00 ABC The Bachelorette 3.0 8 2.6 9 8.439
CBS Two And A Half Men (repeat) 2.7 8 1.7 6 9.130
FOX American Idol (special MJ repeat) 1.4 4 1.1 4 4.172
NBC Law & Order: CI (new-ish) 1.3 4 0.8 3 5.599
CW One Tree Hill (repeat) 0.3 1 0.3 1 0.653
9:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 2.6 7 1.7 5 7.956
10:00 NBC Dateline NBC 2.1 6 1.5 5 6.688
CBS CSI:Miami (repeat) 2.0 6 1.3 4 8.002
ABC Here Come The Newlyweds 1.8 5 1.6 5 5.036

All numbers are Live+SD.

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