'Bee,' 'Dateline' Pace NBC Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 6, 2007

Unscripted fare dominated Monday night's ratings, with NBC grabbing the overall title and the penultimate episode of "Hell's Kitchen" serving up a demographic victory for FOX.

NBC averaged a 5.0 rating/9 share in primetime, beating CBS, 4.7/8, for the top spot. FOX came in third with a 4.1/7. ABC, 3.5/6, was fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.2/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 3.0 rating led the way. NBC took second at 2.5, and ABC and CBS tied for third at 2.1. The CW failed to break the 1.0 barrier.

A special edition of "The Singing Bee," 4.9/9, put NBC on top at 8 p.m. "Wife Swap," 4.4/8, finished second for ABC. CBS was third with reruns of "How I Met Your Mother," 3.7/7, and "Old Christine," 3.8/6. A "Hell's Kitchen" repeat on FOX was fourth, topping "Everybody Hates Chris," 1.3/2, and "All of Us," 1.1/2, on The CW.

FOX grabbed the lead at 9 p.m. with "Hell's Kitchen," 5.5/9. CBS moved up to second with "Two and a Half Men," 5.9/10, and "Rules of Engagement," 4.7/8. The finale of "Age of Love" scored a 4.6/7 for NBC to trump the debut of "Fat March" (2.9/5) on ABC. The CW held steady with "Girlfriends" and "The Game."

At 10 p.m., "Dateline" drew a 5.5/9 for NBC to beat out a "CSI: Miami" rerun, 5.2/9, on CBS. "Supernanny" posted a 3.3/6 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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