CBS, FOX Share Monday Honors

Fast National ratings for Monday, April 24, 2006

CBS took its customary spot at the top of the overall ratings Monday night, but FOX managed to score a closely contested victory among adults 18-49 thanks to "24."

For the night, CBS averaged an 8.7 rating/14 share. NBC, 7.6/12, finished second among households, and FOX took third with a 6.7/10. ABC struggled a little and finished fourth with a 4.6/7. The WB, 2.9/4, finished fifth, beating UPN, 1.9/3.

FOX squeaked out a win among adults 18-49, earning a 4.3 rating to beat CBS, 4.2, and NBC, 4.1. ABC was fourth in the demographic advertisers covet with a 2.8. The WB averaged 1.6 and UPN 1.3.

"Deal or No Deal," 9.6/15, gave NBC the lead at 8 p.m. "Prison Break," 5.4/9, was second for FOX, beating a "King of Queens" rerun, 4.8/8, and "How I Met Your Mother," 5.2/8, on CBS. A "Wife Swap" repeat on ABC came in fourth. The WB's "7th Heaven" averaged 3.3/5 to beat UPN's "One on One" and "All of Us."

CBS took over at 9 p.m. with "Two and a Half Men," 9.5/14, and "The New Adventures of Old Christine," 8.1/12. FOX improved to 8.0/12 with "24." "The Apprentice" scored a 6.6/10 for NBC, holding off ABC's "Supernanny," 5.5/8. "Everwood" kept The WB in fifth. UPN trailed with "Girlfriends" and "Half & Half."

"CSI: Miami," 12.1/19, drew the night's biggest audience for CBS at 10 p.m. NBC's "Medium" scored a 6.8/11. "What About Brian" managed only a 3.9/6 for ABC.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.