ABC topped the adults 18-49 ratings on Monday night, while CBS repeats kept it a competitive second place.

NBC’s Chuck dropped to a series low tieing 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, while The Cape fell to a series low 1.5 rating on Monday night. Good news for NBC at 10pm though, as Harry’s Law maintained its 2.1 rating from last week.

Fox’s Human Target scored a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 24% from its last new non-Friday episode (up 75% from its Friday episode). The season (series?) finale of Fox’s Lie To Me drew a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 12% from last week’s surprising 2.5 rating.

Leading ABC’s 18-49 win on the night, The Bachelor’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating was a season high and up 10% vs. last week.

Both the CW’s 90210 and Gossip Girl drew season low 0.8 adults 18-49 ratings, each down 11% from last week. 90210 scored a 1.4 rating in the CW target women 18-34 ratings, down 18% vs. last week, while Gossip Girl fell 11% to a 1.7 women 18-34 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, January 31, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 ABC THE BACHELOR 2.9 8 9.241
FOX HUMAN TARGET 2.2 6 7.842
NBC CHUCK 1.8 5 5.764
CW 90210 0.8 2 1.873
8:30 ABC THE BACHELOR 3.1 8 9.494
FOX HUMAN TARGET 2.1 6 7.775
NBC CHUCK 1.7 4 5.364
CW 90210 0.8 2 1.634
9:00 ABC THE BACHELOR 3.3 8 9.562
CBS TWO AND A HALF MEN -R 3.1 8 11.212
FOX LIE TO ME 2.1 5 7.069
NBC THE CAPE 1.5 4 5.188
CW GOSSIP GIRL 0.8 2 1.600
9:30 ABC THE BACHELOR 3.4 8 9.697
CBS MIKE & MOLLY – R 2.4 6 9.129
FOX LIE TO ME 2.2 6 7.032
NBC THE CAPE 1.5 4 5.415
CW GOSSIP GIRL 0.7 2 1.407
10:00 NBC HARRY’S LAW 2.0 5 10.712
CBS HAWAII FIVE-0 – R 1.9 5 6.994
ABC CASTLE – R 1.9 5 6.618
10:30 NBC HARRY’S LAW 2.1 6 11.016
CBS HAWAII FIVE-0 – R 1.7 5 6.740
ABC CASTLE – R 1.5 4 5.919

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 3.6/9; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 3.2/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.7/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/5; “Late Show,” 1.0/4; “Nightline,” 1.3/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.5/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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