|Total Viewers (million)||25.39||6.29||3.64||2.79||2.59||1.13|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||8.3/23||2.0/5||1.6/4||0.8/2||0.9/2||0.5/1|
You didn't think you'd ever see Two and a Half Men under eight million viewers? Now you have, albeit just barely. You can blame the poor lead-in coming out of How I Met Your Mother, or surely it would've pole-vaulted over the eight million mark. OK, so I can't believe anyone would actually analyze it to that level, but it warms my heart that a few of you do. It doesn't make it as warm as watching Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh winning over Brazil in a beach volleyball match, but still...
The Olympics continue to dominate, High School Musical: Get in the Picture continues to be the dumbest thing ABC did all summer and I know the fan boys will denounce FOX for showing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles up against the Olympics, but I'm guessing that boils down to mattering about as much as How I Met Your Mother's performance in the 18-49 demo was last night, which is to say, not much at all.
The CBS Monday night repeat lineup of comedies capped off with CSI: Miami was a very distant second place both among total viewers and 18-49 year olds, Univision took the third spot coming in ahead of ABC and FOX (and of course, the CW, though Gossip Girl's numbers weren't bad at all last night for a rerun, though we're sure the numbers were well behind the season premiere of The Hills over on MTV) both in total viewers and among 18-49 year olds. UNI was second among 18-34 year olds, well ahead of all networks that weren't showing the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
|Time||Net||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share|
|8:00||ABC||HSM: Get in the Picture||2.12||0.5/2|
|CBS||Big Bang Theory (R )||5.70||2.0/6|
|NBC||Olympics, Gymnastics, Track, Beach V..||19.24||5.7/18|
|FOX||Prison Break (R)||2.70||1.0/3|
|UNI||Al Diablo con los Guapos||4.04||1.8/5|
|CW||Gossip Girl (R )||1.29||0.6/2|
|8:30||CBS||How I Met Your Mother (R )||5.58||2.0/6|
|9:00||CBS||Two and a Half Men (R )||7.96||2.5/7|
|FOX||Terminator: TSCC (R)||2.47||0.8/2|
|NBC||Olympics, Gymnastics, Track, Beach V..||26.69||8.8/23|
|CW||One Tree Hill (R )||0.97||0.5/1|
|UNI||Fuego en la Sangre||4.15||1.9/5|
|9:30||CBS||New Adventures of Old Christine (R )||5.68||1.8/5|
|10:00||NBC||Olympics, Gymnastics, Track, Beach V..||27.75||9.6/25|
|CBS||CSI: Miami (R )||6.41||1.7/4|
Nielsen Ratings Source: (C)2008 The Nielsen Company, All Rights Reserved.
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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast.
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