Fast National ratings for Monday, June 12, 2006
The return of "Hell's Kitchen" delivered some tasty demographic ratings for FOX Monday night, but CBS easily won the overall ratings battle.
CBS averaged a 6.6 rating/11 share in primetime, finishing well ahead of FOX's 4.3/7. ABC came in third with a 4.1/7. NBC was fourth with a 2.5/4, and The WB and UPN tied for fifth at 1.4/2.
FOX grabbed the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 3.2 rating. CBS finished second in the ad-friendly demographic with a 2.9. ABC, 2.2, took third, and NBC was fourth at 1.5. Neither UPN nor The WB crossed the 1.0 barrier.
Repeats of "The King of Queens," 4.8/9, and "How I Met Your Mother," 4.5/8, won the 8 p.m. hour for CBS. ABC was second with "Wife Swap," 4.5/8, beating out hour one of the "Hell's Kitchen" premiere, 4.0/7, on FOX. NBC was fourth with a live broadcast of Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. "One on One" and "All of Us" averaged 1.5/3 for UPN, topping a "7th Heaven" rerun on The WB.
CBS stayed on top at 9 p.m. with "Two and a Half Men," 6.6/11, and "Old Christine," 5.7/9. "Hell's Kitchen" improved to 4.8/8 and took over second. ABC's "Supernanny" was close behind at 4.6/7. NBC's hockey coverage posted a 2.5/4 for the hour. The WB and UPN switched places, with a second episode of "7th Heaven" edging "Girlfriends" and "Half & Half."
"CSI: Miami" completed the CBS sweep at 10 p.m. with a 9.0/15, the night's top rating. The debut of ABC's "How to Get the Guy" scored a 3.2/5, and NBC's Stanley Cup contest came in at 2.8/5.