bachelor pad finale abc TV ratings: ABC wins night behind 'Bachelor Pad' blockFast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

In the last remaining days before the Fall TV season starts in earnest, ABC won the night with its Summer reality fare “Bachelor Pad.” The three-hour block of the program, dominated the night, beating out NBC and the “2011 Miss Universe Pageant.” CBS’s prime time line-up was altered after the U.S. Open coverage pushed everything back about 35 minutes.

ABC averaged 7.1 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/7 share easily winning the crown. NBC wrapped up second place (4.9 million, 3.2/5), FOX followed (4.6 million, 2.9/4), CBS’s re-run heavy night came in fourth (4.2 million, 2.8/4) and The CW came in last (1.2 million, 0.9/1).

ABC and the “Bachelor Pad” block propelled the network to an easy win in the 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating.
]]> 8 p.m. ABC: “Bachelor Pad: The Final Challenge” (7.4 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” re-run (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: “U.S. Open” (4.6 million, 3.0/5)/”U.S. Open” & “How I Met Your Mother” re-run (3.5 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” re-run (3.4 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: “Gaga By Gaultier” (1.4 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “Bachelor Pad: The Final Challenge” (2.2) 9 p.m. ABC: “Bachelor Pad” (7.0 million, 4.7/7)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (5.8 million, 3.6/5)
NBC: “2011 Miss Universe Pageant” (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” re-run (4.3 million, 2.9/4)/”HIMYM” re-run spillover & “Two and a Half Men” re-run (4.2 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: “CW Fall 2011 Preview Special” (0.97 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.4) 10 p.m. ABC: “Bachelor Pad” (6.8 million, 4.5/7)
NBC: “2011 Miss Universe Pageant” (5.5 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” re-run spillover & “Mike and Molly” re-run (4.9 million, 3.1/5)/”Mike and Molly” re-run spillover/”Hawaii Five-0″ re-run (3.99 million, 2.8/5) 18-49 leader: “Bachelor Pad” (2.3)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:David Eckstein