|Scoreboard for Mon. June 9, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||8.14||7.66||6.26||5.58||.99|
|/Share: Adults 18-49||2.5/7||2.4/7||2.1/6||2.0/6||0.4/1|
Maybe that old girl -- scripted television, is a hot cougar after all. CBS won the night with a lineup of mostly repeats of scripted comedies and dramas, save for the Bill Engvall Show (which notably had the worst 18-49 demo performance of any show on CBS last night -- we'll chalk some of that up to the 8pm start). FOX came in second with repeats ofand House.
In third place was NBC with a combination of American Gladiators and two hours worth ofStar audtions. For its two hour premiere, "Star" averaged 6.58 million and a 2.2/6 in the 18-49 demo. Meanwhile, two hours worth of ABC's The Bachelorette 6.39 million and 2.3/7 in the 18-49 demo, though it's notable that the second hour averaged a million more viewers and half an 18-49 ratings point better than the first.
I'm sure ABC doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to just cancel The Mole, and it probably should. I can't believe I'm saying this but alas, two repeats of According to Jim just might do better. The Mole had but 3.97 million viewers and a 1.6/5 in the 18-49 demo. Ok, According to Jim probably wouldn't have done better, but still, that's pretty bad.
It's somewhat a surprise to me how well the repeats hold up. The best performance of the night?with 10.5 million viewers and a 3.2/9 in the 18-49 demographic. In head-to-head competition with the first hour of the Star premiere, a repeat of House beat it easily garnering more than a million and half more viewers and six-tenths of a ratings point better in the 18-49 demo.
Monday night's details:
|Time||Net||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share|
|CBS||Bill Engvall Show||6.44||1.9/6|
|8:30||CBS||How I Met Your Mother (R )||6.3||2.2/7|
|9:00||CBS||Two and a Half Men (R )||10.5||3.2/9|
|FOX||House (R )||8||2.7/7|
|9:30||CBS||Rules of Engagement (R )||8.38||2.9/8|
|CBS||: Miami (R )||8.61||2.3/7|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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