Fast National ratings for Monday, March 5, 2007.
The last new episode of "Heroes" until April helped NBC overcome another stale performance from "The Black Donnellys" on Monday night.
Overall, CBS averaged an 8.1 rating/13 share, barely ahead of NBC's 8.0/13, though NBC averaged substantially more viewers. FOX was third with a 6.9/10, followed by the 5.1/8 for ABC and The CW's 1.3/2.
NBC won easily among adults 18-49, doing a 5.0 rating in the key demographic. FOX moved up to second with a 4.4 rating and CBS was down to third with a 3.9 rating. ABC's 3.0 rating was good for fourth, followed well back by The CW's fifth place 0.8 rating.
At 8 p.m., NBC got an 11.0/17 out of "Deal or No Deal," leaving FOX in a distant second with the 6.0/9 for "Prison Break." On CBS, "How I Met Your Mother" and the season finale of "The Class" averaged a 5.8/9 for third, beating ABC's "Wife Swap" and The CW's "Everybody Hates Chris" and "All of Us."
"Heroes" did an 8.5/13 for NBC, beating CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement" in total viewers, but not in ratings, where CBS had an 8.9/13. FOX was third with "24," while ABC's "Supernanny" had a 6.4/9 for fourth. The CW's repeats of "Girlfriends" and "The Game" were fifth.
CBS won at 10 p.m. with the 9.6/17 for a "CSI: Miami" repeat. NBC's second week of "The Black Donnellys" was down to a 4.5/8, still outdoing "What About Brian" on 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.