June 17, 2008

FOX Holds Off CBS to Win Monday

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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