|Scoreboard for Mon. Feb. 18, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||11.71||8.75||7.75||7.57||1.48|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||3.8/10||2.8/7||3.1/8||2.1/5||0.7/2|
NBC is getting into the practice of winning Monday nights, and while the peacock's new show, My Dad is Better Than Your Dad appears to be a dud, it wasn't enough of a drag to keep the Jeff Zucker network out of first place. NBC's Deal or No Deal was easily the most watched program of the evening averaging 16.85 million viewers.
The two hour season-finale of Dance Wars: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann has me thinking it won't likely be back for an encore, although I wonder why October Road is still on at all. Not a good night for the Mouse, but lately few nights are.
ABC announced the cast of the next season of Dancing With the Stars, and it's an eclectic mix. Kristi Yamaguchi, Penn Jillette, Priscilla Presley, Monica Seles, Jason Taylor, Marissa Jaret Winokour, Adam Corolla, Christian De La Fuente, Marlee Mattlin, Shannon Eliziabeth, some singer named Mario that I've never heard of and Steve Guttenberg. I'm sure this won't be on the air soon enough for ABC's tastes! But, you'll have to wait until St. Patrick's Day for the premiere.
FOX had sort of a ho-hum night with Prison Break and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, though both shows do OK in the 18-49 demo. I'm partial to Terminator: SCC, I think they've done a great job with this and enjoy it vastly more than I did Bionic Woman. When you consider that I already "know how it ends", that they can make it even a little interesting is to their credit, and I'm more than a little bit interested. It's not just the hot chicks, it's pretty good science fiction. While I don't know if Monday nights on FOX is the right place and right time, I really enjoy the show.
The CW season-premiere of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious couldn't even find 2 million viewers, of course the lead-in of a rerun of Gossip Girl probably didn't help. Marc Berman suggests that the encore of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious that will run after the season premiere of America's Next Top Model tomorrow (Wednesday) may draw more viewers. I agree. But doesn't that mean lots of people at the CW should be fired for just blowing off another Monday night?
CBS had an OK night, reruns of Two and a Half Men and CSI: Miami performed well along with a new episode of The New Adventures of Old Christine. Meanwhile a rerun of How I Met Your Mother performed better than a new episode of the seemingly quite unwelcome Welcome to the Captain.
See the full night's details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|8:00||ABC||Dance War (8p-10p) Season Finale||9.15||2.4/6||6.4|
|CBS||How I Met Your Mother (R )||6.2||2.2/6||4.3|
|NBC||Deal or No Deal||16.85||5.2/14||10.2|
|CW||Gossip Girl ( R)||1.2||0.5/1||1.2|
|8:30||CBS||Welcome to the Captain||5.45||2.0/5||3.7|
|9:00||CBS||Two and a Half Men (R )||12.35||4.0/10||7.9|
|FOX||Terminator: Sarah Connor Chron||8.09||3.2/8||5.1|
|CW||Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (Season premiere)||1.77||0.9/2||1.6|
|NBC||My Dad is Better Than Your Dad||9.82||3.5/9||5|
|9:30||CBS||New Adv. of Old Christine||9.38||3.3/8||6.6|
|CBS||CSI: Miami (R )||9.57||3.3/8||7.1|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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