CBS, FOX Split Monday Title

Fast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 28, 2006

Week two of FOX's early-starting lineup gave the network a demographic win Monday, but CBS' roster of repeats took the overall crown.

CBS averaged a 6.2 rating/10 share for the night to beat out FOX's 5.5/9. ABC finished third with a 4.8/8, and NBC, 4.3/7, took fourth. The WB's 1.3/2 edged UPN's 1.2/2 for fifth.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX was the clear winner with a 3.5 rating. CBS, 2.9, was second, holding off ABC, which scored a 2.8. NBC earned a 2.0, and both UPN and The WB fell below 1.0.

FOX's "Prison Break" won the 8 p.m. hour with a 5.7/9. Reruns of "Two and a Half Men," 6.0/10, and "How I Met Your Mother," 4.8/7, put CBS in second. "Wife Swap" was third for ABC. A "Dateline NBC" special on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina posted a 4.0/6. "One on One" and "All of Us" averaged 1.4/2 for UPN to beat The WB's "7th Heaven."

A second "Two and a Half Men," 6.5/10, and "Old Christine," 5.4/8, moved CBS into the lead at 9 p.m. "Vanished" scored a 5.3/8 for FOX, down slightly from its premiere last week. A second "Wife Swap" delivered a 5.1/8 for ABC, while "Dateline" improved to 4.8/7 for NBC. The WB went with another episode of "7th Heaven," beating out "Girlfriends" and "Half & Half" on UPN.

At 10 p.m., a "CSI: Miami" rerun on CBS grabbed the night's highest rating, 7.3/12. "Supernanny" drew a 4.6/8 for ABC, and a repeat of "Medium" on NBC posted a 4.1/7.

  • 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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