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TV Ratings: Steady 'Bachelorette' Leads Night, 'Fear Factor' Special Debuts Low

Fox secures Monday night with strong demo showings from "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef."

Joe Rogan Fear Factor 2012
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With America's Got Talent and Olympic trials off the Monday schedule, the night belongs to Fox and ABC. The networks' reality offerings were all steady, giving a demo win to Fox and the night's biggest audience to ABC.

Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef were both steady with last Monday's showings, though MasterChef actually rose one tenth of a point in its adults 18-49 rating at 9 p.m. The two broadcasts posted a 2.4 adults rating and averaged 5.8 million viewers.

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On ABC, The Bachelorette was steady with last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. It was the night's strongest offering across the board and led into a slightly boosted Glass House, which rose a tenth of a point from last week's 1.0 adults rating thanks to Bachelorette overrun. The network averaged a 2.0 rating in the demo and 6.5 million viewers.

Univision pulled ahead of CBS' encores with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, while CBS averaged a 1.2 adults rating and 4.9 million viewers.

The absence of America's Got Talent was apparent on NBC, which averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers. A special Fear Factor, down two tenths of a point from its last broadcast in February, was at a 1.3 adults rating. American Ninja Warrior dropped half of a point from its last original to a 1.4 with 18-49-ers. A repeat of Grimm averaged a 0.7 adults rating.

The CW averaged a 0.2 with adults 18-49 and 509,000 viewers.