TV Ratings: CBS repeats take Monday

08.18.09 8 years ago


Fast National ratings for Monday, August 17, 2009.

CBS’ Monday repeats, particularly comedies “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory,” gave the network a solid win on a slow night.

Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 2.0 rating, topping NBC’s 1.5 rating. ABC and FOX both posted a 1.4 rating in the key demographic, tying for third. The CW’s 0.4 rating was enough for fifth.

Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 6.63 million viewers to go with a 4.4 rating/7 share. NBC was second overall with a 3.6/6, beating the 3.3/6 for ABC and FOX’s 2.8/5. The CW’s 0.7/1 trailed.

ABC started the night in first with a 4.5/8 for “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.” CBS’ two “How I Met Your Mother” episodes averaged a 3.2/5 for second, but also won the hour in the 18-49 demo. FOX’s “House” was a close third, topping the 2.8/5 for NBC’s “Great American Road Trip.” The CW’s “One Tree Hill” was fifth with a 0.8/1.

CBS moved into the lead at 9 p.m. with a 5.5/9 for “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Note that while “Men” averaged more viewers, “BBT” posted the night’s highest 18-49 numbers with a 2.7 rating. NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” was second, beating the 2.9/5 for ABC’s “Dating in the Dark.” FOX’s “Lie to Me” was fourth with a 2.6/4, while The CW’s “Gossip Girl” slipped from its lead-in.

The 10 p.m. hour narrowly went to “Dateline,” which had a 4.6/8, edging CBS’ “CSI: Miami” by a sliver. ABC’s “Castle” was well back in third with a 2.4/4.

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.

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