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Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Monday ratings bright, 'Dark' premiere slightly dim

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Once again, ABC’s The Bachelorette was the most-watched new program on Monday night with 8 million viewers, according to preliminary overnight ratings. ABC also debuted their new dating reality series, Dating in the Dark, to an okay 6.4 million; the real success was the series win in the 10-11 p.m. time slot for the important 18-49 demographic.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (ABC)

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

House (Fox)

Great American Road Trip (NBC)

One Tree Hill (The CW)


5.2 (repeat)

4.5 (repeat)


0.9 (repeat)

8:30pm Rules of Engagement (CBS) 5.2 (repeat)
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)

Lie to Me (Fox)

Gossip Girl (The CW)

9.2 (repeat)


3.8 (repeat)

0.6 (repeat)

9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8.7 (repeat)
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)

Dating in the Dark (ABC)

Dateline: NBC (NBC)

8.4 (repeat)