By Tim Stack
Updated January 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST
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Now in its zillionth season, ABC’s The Bachelor boasts an audience that’s actually growing. (Most series see their viewership totals shrink after several years.) According to preliminary overnight ratings, the reality dating show averaged 10.6 million viewers on Monday night, an increase of 600,000 from the previous week. Meanwhile, the second half of NBC’s Mira Sorvino/Scott Foley (now there’s a dynamic duo!) miniseries, The Last Templar, lost 1.6 million of its Sunday audience. Elsewhere, Fox continued to have success on Monday with strong showings for House (15.6 million) and 24 (12.2 million).

Time ShowViewers (in millions)

8pm

House (Fox)
The Bachelor (ABC)
Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Superstars of Dance (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)

15.6
10.6
9.3 (repeat)
6.7
1.6 (repeat)

8:30pm

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

8.1 (repeat)

9pm

Two and a Half Men (CBS)
24 (Fox)
The Last Templar (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)

12.7 (repeat)
12.2
8.3
1.4 (repeat)

9:30pm

Worst Week (CBS)

7.2 (repeat)

10pm

CSI: Miami (CBS)
True Beauty (ABC)

9.2 (repeat)
7.1

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