FOX Holds Off CBS to Win Monday

June 17, 2008

By Zap2It, Chicago

Jun. 17–Fast National ratings for Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday’s ratings race came down to which set of reruns viewers liked better, and viewers chose FOX by a small margin over CBS.

FOX averaged a 5.0 rating/8 share for the night, edging CBS’ 4.8/8. ABC came in third with a 3.9/7. NBC, 3.5/6, was fourth, and The CW trailed with a 0.9/2.

The adults 18-49 rankings played out much the same way, with FOX’s 2.4 rating on top. CBS took second in the key ad demographic with a 2.2. ABC, 1.9, took third, followed by NBC, 1.7, and The CW, 0.5.

A “Bones” rerun, 4.5/8, put FOX in the lead at 8 p.m. “The Bachelorette: DeAnna Tells All” scored a 4.3/7 for ABC. Repeats of “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” averaged 3.8/6 for CBS. “American Gladiators,” 3.2/6, finished fourth for NBC. The CW went with a repeat of “Gossip Girl.”

“House” (5.5/9) kept FOX in front at 9 p.m. CBS moved up to second with “Two and a Half Men,” 5.8/10, and “Rules of Engagement,” 4.5/7. “The Bachelorette” drew a 4.9/8 for ABC, holding off the 3.7/6 for “Nashville Star” on NBC. “One Tree Hill” aired on The CW.

CBS took over at 10 p.m. thanks to “CSI: Miami,” 5.5/10. NBC finished second with “Nashville Star,” 4.0/7, and a half-hour of “Dateline,” 3.1/6. “The Mole” posted a 2.7/5 for ABC.

–Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.


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