The Programming Insider: Tuesday 8/16/11

Fox Opens Week on Winning Note

In Today's Issue

Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:

Fox Wins; Bachelor Pad Keeps Monday Alive for ABC

Ratings Box:

What’s Hot/What’s Not

On the Air Tonight:

Prime-Time Programming Options

TV Tidbits:

Notes of Interest

TV Trivia Time:

Not Spun Off

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PRIME-TIME METERED MARKET MONDAY RATINGS:

Fox Wins; Bachelor Pad Keeps Monday Alive for ABC

Monday 8/15/11

Household Rating/Share

Fox: 4.4/ 7, ABC: 4.1/ 7, CBS: 3.2/ 5, NBC: 2.8/ 5, CW: 0.4/ 1

Note: Comparisons to the year-ago period are not available today.

-Yesterday’s Winners:

Bachelor Pad (ABC), Hell’s Kitchen (Fox), Masterchef (Fox)

-Percent of Line-Up in Repeats: 69

Ratings Breakdown:

Two hours of chef Gordon Ramsay led Fox to overnight Monday victory, with Hell’s Kitchen tied for No. 1 (with the first hour of Bachelor Pad on ABC) with a 4.6 rating/8 share at 8 p.m., and part one of the season-finale of Masterchef at a second-place 4.3/ 7 from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, Fox bested second-place ABC by three-tenths of a rating point in the overnights, and is expected to win the evening among adults 18-49. Third overall was a night of repeats on CBS, followed by all encore telecasts as well on NBC and The CW.

Over at ABC, two-hours of sophomore Bachelor Pad resonated, with a comfortable 4.6/ 7 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. and the half-hour breakdown as follows:

Bachelor Pad (ABC)

8:00 p.m.: 4.7/ 8 (#1)

8:30 p.m.: 4.4/ 7 (#2)

9:00 p.m.: 4.6/ 7 (#1)

9:30 p.m.: 4.7/ 7 (#1)

Comparably, Bachelor Pad is right on par with recent occupant The Bachelorette. A repeat of Castle, which airs out of returning Dancing With the Stars this fall, closed the night for the alphabet network with a second-place 3.0/ 5 in the overnights at 10 p.m.

Elsewhere, CBS filled the evening with encore telecasts of two episodes of How I Met Your Mother (#4: avg. 2.8/ 5 from 8-9 p.m.), Two and a Half Men (#3: 3.8/ 6), Mike & Molly (#3: 3.5/ 5) and Hawaii Five-O (#1: 3.2/ 5). NBC aired repeats of America’s Got Talent (3.0/ 5 from 8-10 p.m. – #3 from 8-9 p.m.; #4 from 9-10 p.m.) and Harry's Law (#3: 2.4/ 4 at 10 p.m.), which moves into the Wednesday 9 p.m. hour (out of new comedy Free Agents) this fall. And The CW capped it off with repeats of Gossip Girl (#5: 0.4/ 1) and One Tree Hill (#5: 0.3/ 0), which returns in midseason for its ninth, and final season.

As a reminder, here is what is coming up on Monday this fall (with new shows in caps):

ABC

8:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (two hours)

10:00 p.m.: Castle

CBS

8:00 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother

8:30 p.m.: 2 BROKE GIRLS

9:00 p.m.: Two and a Half Men

9:30 p.m.: Mike & Molly

10:00 p.m.: Hawaii Five-O

NBC

8:00 p.m.: The Sing-Off (two hours, new time)

10:00 p.m.: The PLAYBOY CLUB

Fox

8:00 p.m.: TERRA NOVA

9:00 p.m.: House (new time)

CW

8:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl (new time)