With President Obama’s speech on the debt negotiations (or lack thereof) and House Speaker John Boehner’s response taking up most of the 9-9:30 PM half-hour on the East Coast, fast nationals are approximate. From 8-9 PM, Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen (2.5/8) ran uninterrupted and was even with last week to once again rank as Monday’s top-rated program among adults 18-49. Fox followed the speeches with a MasterChef rerun (1.4/4). ABC’s The Bachelorette, which aired from 8-9 PM and then from 9:30-10:30 PM on the East Coast and from 9-10 PM in the West, drew approximately a 2.3/7, flat with last week, but the average may rise when time-zone-adjusted ratings are released later today. The numbers for the Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition finale (1.8/5) are also approximate. ABC logged a 2.2/6 night average among 18-49 in the fast nationals, ahead of Fox’s 2.1/6. ABC is expected to win the night, probably solo, though there is a small possibility that Fox could tie for the top spot.
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