|Scoreboard for Mon. March 3, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||11.21||9.06||8.22||7.98||1.54|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||3.1/8||2.8/7||2.6/7||3.1/8||0.7/2|
ABC wins another Monday night, and while FOX came in fourth overall, it placed 2nd in the 18-49 demo on one of its off (no American Idol) nights. CBS problem with the 18-49 demo continues. Only a rerun of Two and a Half Men could broke the 3.0 threshold. Les Moonves, who's steering the ship? Same person who's leaving Welcome to the Captain on? A 1.8 in the demo. Bad Les Moonves! The good news is this: CBS is obviously making so much money that it doesn't care. The bad news is also that CBS is obviously making so much money it doesn't care!Our fascination with completely meaningless crap never ceases to amaze me. And no, I'm not talking about Reality TV, I'm talking about the Royal Family across the pond. Meaningless monarchy, but excellent "reality tv" I suppose. ABC led the night with a 20/20 special on the royals and it was the most watched program of the evening averaging over 14 million viewers between 8pm-10pm.
I'm way more interested in how humanity will stop the computers from killing us all, so I watched the two hour season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. (Update: full Season One Ratings breakout for TSCC) Liked certain scenes quite a bit, but couldn't say I loved it. Still, it left me, and almost 8 million others wanting more. How could they do that to Summer Glau!? Fear not, like Ahnuld, she and the show will be back. It's 18-49 demo rating is too solid. FOX will find a place for it somewhere.
Just another data point for just how meaningless that once (before the remote control, that is) meaningful indicator of "lead-in" is, with the lead-in of 20/20, the most watched program of the evening October Road still could only scrape in 5.3 million viewers. Sad.
Deal or No Deal and My Dad is Better than Your Dad flip-flopped timeslots. I'd flip-flop them back! Medium scored a 3.0 in the 18-49 demo at 10pm and almost bested a rerun of CSI: Miami in viewers. Medium did beat the rerun in the 18-49 demo.
See the night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|8:00||ABC||20/20 Special: The Royal Family||14.16||3.7/10||10.4|
|CBS||How I Met Your Mother (R )||6.85||2.3/6||4.3|
|NBC||My Dad is Better than Your Dad||7.27||2.4/7||4.0|
|FOX||Terminator: Sarah Connor Chron||7.98||3.1/8||5.1|
|CW||Gossip Girl ( R)||1.39||0.6/2||1.2|
|8:30||CBS||Welcome to the Captain||5.63||1.8/5||3.6|
|9:00||CBS||Two and a Half Men (R )||9.91||3.2/8||7.1|
|CW||Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious||1.69||0.9/2||1.4|
|NBC||Deal or No Deal||10.8||3.1/8||6.6|
|9:30||CBS||New Adv. of Old Christine||8.24||2.8/7||5.8|
|10:00||CBS||CSI: Miami (R )||9.36||2.6/8||6.8|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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