TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette,' 'Extreme Makeover' Drive ABC to Top Monday

On a quiet night, reality series helped the network to the nightly victory in viewers and the key 18-49 demo.
"The Bachelorette"

ABC topped Monday in the ratings on a quiet night on the broadcast networks.

With four networks airing reruns on Memorial Day, the latest installment of ABC's The Bachelorette (7.1 million, 2.1) sank double digits from last week’s season premiere.

The new summer reality series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (7.1 million, 2.3) debuted at 10 p.m., up 28 percent from the premiere of True Beauty in the same time slot last summer. Extreme Makeover retained all of The Bachelorette’s audience — even drawing a higher rating in the key 18-49 demographic.

ABC swept total viewers and the demo, averaging 7.1 million and a 2.2.