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Monday Ratings: House + 24 = Win

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January 20th, 2009

Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC NBC Uni CW
Total Viewers (million) 13.455 12.746 8.587 5.918 4.386 2.396
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 4.8/11 4.1/10 3.2/8 1.7/4 1.8/4 1.1/3
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 4.1/11 2.8/7 3.1/8 1.3/4 1.9/5 1.5/4

The first Monday night pairing Fox's House and 24 was a big win for the network as it beat the previously dominant CBS lineup and swept the viewership, adults 18-49 and 18-34 titles for the night. In fact, Fox's adults 18-49 demo average for the night was the highest this season for any network on a Monday night.

Fox's ascent didn't hurt CBS much, it's shows were either at (Worst Week, CSI:Miami) or above (Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two & A Half Men) their previous averages.

ABC's The Bachelor and True Beauty were very competitive in the adults 18-34 demo, winning three of the six half hours, but couldn't compete with the viewership numbers of either Fox or CBS.

Poor NBC was humbled on Monday night as Superstars of Dance and Momma's Boys combined to finish behind Univision in both adult demos we track. And against the heavy competition, CW's Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill both suffered significant declines vs. last week.

Here are last Monday's overnight results for comparison.

Full details:


Time Net Show Viewers Live+SD (000) 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 18-34 Share
8:00 FOX House 14,066 5.2 13 4.6 13
  CBS The Big Bang Theory 11,101 4.0 10 2.9 8
  ABC The Bachelor 9,161 3.1 8 2.8 8
  NBC Superstars of Dance 5,878 1.5 4 1.0 3
  UNI Cuidado con el Ángel 4,679 1.8 5 1.9 5
  CW Gossip Girl 2,291 1.1 3 1.3 4
               
8:30 FOX House 15,675 5.7 14 5.0 13
  CBS How I Met Your Mother 10,756 4.5 11 3.6 9
  ABC The Bachelor 9,359 3.3 8 3.1 8
  NBC Superstars of Dance 6,189 1.5 4 1.0 3
  UNI Cuidado con el Ángel 4,839 1.9 4 2.1 5
  CW Gossip Girl 2,117 1.0 2 1.3 3
               
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 16,028 5.4 12 3.3 9
  FOX 24 12,108 4.1 9 3.3 9
  ABC The Bachelor 10,270 3.7 9 3.5 9
  NBC Superstars of Dance 6,568 1.7 4 1.3 3
  UNI Fuego en la Sangre 4,936 2.0 5 2.2 6
  CW One Tree Hill 2,524 1.2 3 1.6 4
               
9:30 FOX 24 11,971 4.1 9 3.3 8
  ABC The Bachelor 10,851 4.1 9 3.9 10
  CBS Worst Week 9,581 3.0 7 1.8 5
  NBC Superstars of Dance 7,123 1.9 4 1.4 4
  UNI Fuego en la Sangre 5,121 2.1 5 2.3 6
  CW One Tree Hill 2,653 1.3 3 1.7 4
               
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami 14,556 3.7 9 2.4 6
  ABC True Beauty 6,059 2.7 7 2.5 7
  NBC Momma's Boys (finale) 4,738 1.8 4 1.5 4
  UNI Cristina 3,678 1.5 4 1.6 4
               
10:30 CBS CSI: Miami 14,454 3.8 10 2.6 7
  ABC True Beauty 5,823 2.6 7 2.5 7
  NBC Momma's Boys (finale) 5,013 1.9 5 1.7 5
  UNI Cristina 3,062 1.3 3 1.4 4

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

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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