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Monday Night Bachelor Pad: ‘Men,’ ‘Bachelorette’ Grab 18-49ers

The ABC reality show wins every half hour of its two-hour telecast among younger viewers

Notorious bachelor behavior is the key to Monday night ratings gold.

ABC’s "The Bachelorette" and the notorious fictional bachelor played by Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" were among the most watched shows on Monday night among the 18-49 demo.

Both shows averaged a 2.6 in the demo, but with a repeat of "Men" only airing for a half hour, "The Bachelorette" showed more staying power, holding that average for its entire two-hour run.

Another CBS half-hour sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory," averaged a 2.7 in 18-49 in repeat. But "The Bachelorette" beat both "Men" and "Big Bang" head-to-head in those respective half hours in the demo, posting a 2.7 and 2.9, respectively.

"The Bachelorette’s" 18-49 rating was up 4 percent from last week and it showed growth in the demo every half hour from 8-10 p.m. That solid showing helped ABC win the total night among 18-49 viewers, despite a poor showing in the demo by reality show "True Beauty," which averaged a 1.9 18-49 rating from 10-11 p.m., down 5 percent from last week’s telecast.

Fox’s two male-skewing dramas, "Lie to Me" and "The Good Guys," averaged a 1.6 18-49 rating to give Fox a rate fourth-place finish on the night in the demo.

If there was a glimmer of light for Fox, it was that "The Good Guys" was up in its core demo of men 18-49 by 7 percent over last week. CBS won the night in viewers, averaging 7.6 million viewers, helped by a repeat of "CSI: Miami" at 10, which drew 8.1 million viewers, while ABC averaged a 2.3 in winning the night among the 18-49 demo.