TV Ratings: 'Bachelor Pad' Finale, 'Hell's Kitchen' on Top

As the CW prepares to launch its fall television season, its "Gaga By Gaultier" special draws 1.4 million on Monday night.
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It looks like ABC's Bachelor Pad finale and Fox's Hell's Kitchen were the top primetime programs Monday night.

According to preliminary numbers (inflated due to local NFL pre-emptions on ABC), the three-hour Bachelor Pad block powered ABC for the nightly win in both total viewers and the ad-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. The first hour, The Final Challenge, averaged 7.4 million and a 2.2 rating, while the final two hours drew 6.9 million and a 2.3.

Still, Fox's Hell's Kitchen (5.7 million, 2.4) put up a fight, even though the Gordon Ramsay reality series was down 11 percent. On its first night against Monday Night Football on ESPN, Fox ranked No. 2 for the night in the adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 demos, with Hell's Kitchen as the night's top-rated program in both categories.

NBC's telecast of the 61st Miss Universe Pageant (4.6 million, 1.6) was down 16 percent compared to last year's effort, making it the lowest-rated ever.

As the CW prepares to launch its anticipated thriller Ringer with Sarah Michelle Gellar on Tuesday, the network aired a Lady Gaga special, Gaga By Gaultier, that drew 1.4 million in its 8 p.m. time slot -- its most-watched hour since the Supernatural season finale in May. A fall preview (968K, 0.4) of its programming followed.

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