Viewers Remember 'Samantha' Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 15, 2007

ABC got a strong premiere from its comedy "Samantha Who?" Monday, which helped carry the network to a ratings win.

For the night, ABC averaged a 10.3 rating/16 share, beating out CBS' 7.9/12. FOX, 6.5/10, came in third (with those numbers subject to change due to live sports). NBC's 5.4/8 was good for fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.8/3.

ABC also snagged a victory among adults 18-49, drawing a 4.2 rating to edge CBS' 4.1. NBC, 3.7, came in third in the key ad demographic. FOX averaged 2.9 and The CW 1.0.

"Dancing with the Stars," 12.4/19, dominated the 8 p.m. hour for ABC. FOX's coverage of the American League Championship Series finished second at 6.6/10. "How I Met Your Mother," 5.2/8, and "The Big Bang Theory," 5.4/8, put CBS in third among households, but NBC's "Chuck" (5.0/7) had a few more viewers. The CW went with "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Aliens in America."

The conclusion of "Dancing," 13.3/19, and "Samantha Who?," 10.2/15, kept ABC on top at 9 p.m., as "Samantha" held more of its lead-in than "The Bachelor" has in recent weeks. CBS moved up to second with "Two and a Half Men," 8.9/13, and "Rules of Engagement," 7.0/10. "Heroes" scored a 6.8/10 for NBC, dropping FOX's baseball game to fourth. "Girlfriends" and "The Game" averaged 1.8/3 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., "CSI: Miami" posted a 10.4/17 for CBS. "The Bachelor," 6.7/11, was second for NBC, while NBC's "Journeyman" drew a 4.5/7. FOX's ratings for the hour weren't available.

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