ABC's 'Bachelorette,' 'Beauty' Shine Bright

Where ABC suffered on Sunday with its two original-episode scripted shows under the 1.0 rating mark, it continues to shine with its summer reality shows.

On Tuesday, the "The Bachelorette" took a winning turn --- now at a season high, a Nielsen preliminary 3.3 rating/10 share. The show also pulled in just under 10 million viewers -- also a season high, running from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The season finale of ABC's "True Beauty" at 10 p.m. improved 19% from the week before to a 1.9/6. All this put ABC on top, with a 2.8/9 for the night among 18-49 viewers.

CBS was next, getting the best out of its reruns. "The Big Bang Theory" reached a 2.4/7, as the second-best show of the night. "Two and a Half Men" earned a 2.1/6, coming in third.

Univision landed in third place at a 1.5/4. Fox and NBC were next at a 1.4/4 -- tied for fourth place.

Fox pulled in with "Lie To Me" at a 1.8/6 -- its best-rated show, about the same as a week before. "The Good Guys" still struggled, with a 1.1/3.

NBC's best was with "Last Comic Standing" at a 1.6/5; "Dateline NBC" earned a 1.4/4. The CW, with "90210," and "Gossip Girl," in repeats, averaged a 0.4/1 for the night.




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