ABC's 'Raisin in the Sun' Is Sweet Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 25, 2008

ABC's adaptation of the play "A Raisin in the Son" drew a good-sized audience Monday night, leading the network to a ratings victory.

The Alphabet scored an 8.6 rating/14 share in primetime, beating second-place NBC (6.2/10) by almost 2.5 million viewers. CBS came in third overall with a 5.5/9. FOX, 4.9/7, finished fourth, while The CW managed only a 1.1/2.

ABC also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.6 rating. NBC, 3.2, took second in the demographic, edging FOX, 3.1. CBS was fourth at 2.6, and The CW couldn't crack the 1.0 mark.

The final episode of the "million dollar mission" on "Deal or No Deal," 9.2/14, won the 8 p.m. hour for NBC. "A Raisin in the Sun" drew an 8.2/13 for second. "The Moment of Truth," 5.3/8, put FOX in third. A "How I Met Your Mother" rerun and "Welcome to the Captain" averaged 3.7/6 for CBS. The CW went with a "Gossip Girl" rerun.

"A Raisin in the Sun" improved to 9.0/14 at 9 p.m., moving ABC into the lead. "Two and a Half Men," 7.6/12, and "Old Christine," 5.9/9, grabbed second for CBS. NBC's "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" came in third, narrowly beating "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," 4.5/7, on FOX. The CW got a 1.3/2 from "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious."

The conclusion of "A Raisin in the Sun" posted an 8.7/14 for ABC at 10 p.m. A "CSI: Miami" rerun on CBS earned a 5.9/10, beating the 4.9/9 for "Medium" on NBC.

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