'Men' Make Monday Mark for CBS


Fast National ratings for Monday, June 9, 2008

NBC's "Nashville Star" made a decent transition from cable to broadcast TV Monday, but CBS' lineup of repeats ruled the night.

CBS led the way with a 5.4 rating/9 share in primetime, beating FOX's 5.0/8. ABC and NBC tied for third in households at 3.9/7, with NBC drawing more total viewers. The CW could muster only a 0.8/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS' 2.5 rating edged FOX's 2.4 for the top spot. NBC, 2.1, and ABC, 2.0, weren't far behind. The CW was, however, finishing with a meager 0.4.

A repeat of "Bones" gave FOX the lead at 8 p.m. with a 4.8/8. "The Bachelorette" was second in households for ABC, but CBS had more viewers with a showing of TBS' sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show," 4.2/8, and "How I Met Your Mother," 4.1/7. "American Gladiators" drew a 3.3/6 for NBC. The CW went with a "Gossip Girl" rerun.

CBS took over at 9 p.m. with "Two and a Half Men," the night's top show at 6.8/11, and "Rules of Engagement," 5.4/9. FOX got a 5.3/8 from "House," while "The Bachelorette" improved to 4.8/8 on ABC. The premiere of "Nashville Star" scored a 3.9/6 for NBC. A "One Tree Hill" repeat finished the night for The CW.

At 10 p.m., CBS' "CSI: Miami" posted a 5.9/10 to beat out "Nashville Star," which ticked up to 4.4/8. "The Mole" came in at 2.7/5 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.
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