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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, February 25, 2008

ABC’s Raisin in the Sun film gave the network a strong first place finish on the evening, with a consistent half-hour to half-hour performance through 11:00.

NBC meanwhile was a respectable second place on the evening thanks to another strong outing from Deal or No Deal, the nights most-watched series.

Elsewhere on the evening, despite coming no where close to the numbers it was getting post-American Idol, The Moment of Truth did fill in nicely for the departed Prison Break, however at 9:00 ‘Terminator’ hit another series low. I sure hope FOX finds a way to keep the show for another season, because I surely am enjoying it and would hate to see it last for only one season. It still performs well among the key A18-49 demo, so it’s not all bad.

The CW meanwhile languished in a now familiar last place, as the new edition of Pussycat Dolls Present failed to crack 2 million viewers, well below last season’s numbers.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 8.6/14 household rating/share, 12.71 million viewers and a 3.6/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.1/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.57M viewers [#4]
    • 2.1/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The ABC Original Movie Raisin in the Sun (8.6/14 HH rating/share, 12.71M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann – 8:00-10:00):
      • Households – 6.1/9
      • Viewers – 9.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6
    • Last week’s numbers (October Road – 10:00):
      • Households – 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.2/10 household rating/share, 10.25 million viewers and a 3.2/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.0/11 HH rating [#1]
    • 11.71M viewers [#1]
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (9.2/14 HH rating/share, 15.33M viewers, 4.2/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.0/15 to 9.2/14
      • Viewers – 16.95M to 15.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/13 to 4.2/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: Week two of My Dad is Better Than Your Dad (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 7.81M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 5.3/8 to 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 9.81M to 7.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/8 to 2.8/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: Medium (4.9/9 HH rating/share, 7.60M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/10 to 4.9/9
      • Viewers – 8.45M to 7.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.6/7

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 5.5/9 household rating/share and 8.38 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.6/9 HH rating [#2]
    • 8.75M viewers [#2]
    • 2.8/7 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: A repeat of How I Met Your Mother (4.1/6 HH rating/share, 6.29M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by Welcome to the Captain (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 5.34M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Welcome to the Captain):
      • Households – 3.3/5 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 5.34M to 5.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.8/5
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Two and a Half Men (7.6/12 HH rating/share, 12.18M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by The New Adventures of Old Christine (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 9.09M viewers, 3.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (The New Adventures of Old Christine):
      • Households – 6.1/9 to 5.9/9
      • Viewers – 9.40M to 9.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.0/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: Miami (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 8.69M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.9/7 household rating/share and 7.85 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.8/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.75M viewers [#3]
    • 3.1/8 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Moment of Truth (5.3/8 HH rating/share, 8.59M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Wednesday, February 13):
      • Households – 8.4/13 to 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 14.01M to 8.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.0/15 to 3.6/10
    • Last week’s numbers (Prison Break – season three finale):
      • Households – 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 7.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 7.12M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/7 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 8.10M to 7.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 2.7/7

The CW was left in fifth place with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.50 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.1/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.48M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Gossip Girl (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.28M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious this season (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 1.72M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (season two premiere):
      • Households – 1.3/2 to 1.3/2
      • Viewers – 1.77M to 1.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/2 to 0.8/2

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonights episode of “Deal or No Deal” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, March 3, 2008.

Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research and PIFeedback