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Ratings: ABC Takes Top 2 Slots With ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ and ‘The Bachelorette’

Reality show returns to fat numbers against repeat-heavy competition

ABC took the top two ratings spaces on Sunday night amid an evening that was loaded with repeats, according to preliminary numbers.

"The Bachelorette" — which premiered last week — from 8-10 p.m. garnered a 2.1 rating/6 share and 7 million total viewers. Though enough to earn the show the No. 2 ratings slot of the evening, the numbers were still down 27 percent compared to the last regular episode of the series in July 2010. The series premiere of "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," meanwhile, jumped 28 percent compared to last year's premiere, taking a 2.3//6 in the demo and 7 million total viewers, drawing the evening's top numbers.

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On NBC, the "Law & Order" franchise yielded positive numbers, with the broadcast season premiere of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (following its airing on USA) at 9 taking a 1.1/3 in the demo — up 10 percent from last year's season opener — and 5.2 million total viewers. "Law & Order: Los Angeles" the following hour also showed gains, compared to its last original airing on May 23, taking a 1.4/4 in the demo and 6.4 million total viewers. (The network began the evening with a "Minute to Win It" repeat at 8, which received a 0.9/3 in the demo and 3.8 million total viewers.)

Fox aired back-to-back repeats of "House" at 8 and 9, which scored a 0.9/3 and 0.9/2 in the demo and 3.3 million and 3.2 million total viewers, respectively.

CBS's primetime roster consisted of repeats, with a "How I Met Your Mother" rerun at 8 taking a 1.4/4 in the demo and 4.4 million total viewers, and a "Mad Love" repeat at 8:30 garnering a 1.3/4 in the demo and 4.2 million total viewers. A "Two and a Half Men" repeat the following hour received a 1.6/5 in the demo and 6.3 million total viewers, while a previously aired "Mike & Molly" at 9:30 took a 1.6/4 in the demo and 6.2 million total viewers. The network's evening was capped at 10 with a "Hawaii 5-0" repeat at 10, which received a 1.3/3 in the demo and 5.7 million total viewers.