Monday Ratings: Momma's Boys Frightful, CBS Reruns Delightful

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December 23rd, 2008

Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX NBC Uni CW
Total Viewers (million) 8.364 6.971 5.555 5.387 4.127 1.117
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.4/7 2.2/6 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.6/4 0.4/1
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 1.7/5 1.9/6 1.9/6 1.4/4 1.8/5 0.5/2

CBS reruns won on Monday night for viewers and adults 19-49 against mostly repeat pre-holiday competition, but were given a fight by ABC's own reruns of Shrek the Halls and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which tied for the win in the adults 18-34 demo with Fox. The second outing of NBC's Momma's Boys proved to be a show only their mothers could love, trailing even weak competition badly in both hours. It was down significantly from its debut last Tuesday.

In the other first runs on English broadcast TV, NBC's 2008: Today Looks Back special found very few demo viewers from 8-9. And a new episode of Fox's Prison Break could boast of only beating Momma's Boys, a very small consolation.

Check out last Monday's ratings here.

Full details:


Time Net Show Viewers Live+SD (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share 18-34 Rating/Share
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 7.425 2.4/7 1.7/6
ABC Shrek the Halls (repeat) 6.975 2.0/6 1.6/5
NBC 2008: Today Looks Back 6.198 1.6/5 1.0/3
FOX House (repeat) 6.125 2.1/6 1.9/6
UNI Cuidado con el Angel 4.512 1.7/5 2.0/6
CW Gossip Girl (repeat) 1.313 0.5/1 0.7/1
8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 7.061 2.5/7 2.0/6
ABC Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (repeat) 6.092 1.8/5 1.5/5
9:00 CBS Two And A Half Men (repeat) 11.785 3.5/10 2.4/7
ABC Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (repeat) 7.482 2.4/6 2.1/6
FOX Prison Break 4.986 1.9/5 1.9/5
UNI Fuego en la Sangre 4.850 1.9/5 2.2/6
NBC Momma's Boys 4.774 1.5/4 1.4/4
CW One Tree Hill (repeat) 0.922 0.3/1 0.2/1
9:30 CBS Worst Week (repeat) 6.868 2.0/5 1.3/4
10:00 CBS CSI Miami (repeat) 8.523 2.0/5 1.2/3
ABC Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (repeat) 6.987 2.3/6 1.9/5
NBC Momma's Boys 5.190 1.9/5 1.8/5
UNI Una Navidad Cristina 3.021 1.1/3 1.2/4

Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot. Timeslot demo winners are in bold.

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