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Fox Crowns Sunday; ‘Moonlight’ Hits High

November 19, 2007 10:50 AM

King of the HillFox won Sunday with its comedy block, boosted by some NFL overrun.

“The Simpsons” (5.3 preliminary Nielsen rating among adults 18 to 49), “King of the Hill” (4.3), “Family Guy” (5.4) and “American Dad” (4.0) all either matched or exceeded last week’s numbers, with “King” having its best night in four years.

ABC and NBC tied for second, with ABC airing NASCAR overrun (2.4) and “The 2007 American Music Awards” (4.8, up slightly from last year). NBC had “Football Night in America” (3.0) and “Sunday Night Football,” featuring the New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills (4.9).

CBS came in third, but won among total viewers and showed across-the-board gains from last week with “60 Minutes” (3.1), “The Amazing Race” (3.8), “Cold Case” (3.2) and “Shark” (2.4).

The CW was flat with “CW Now” (0.4), “Life Is Wild” (0.4) and repeats.

Also: On Friday night, CBS’ “Moonlight” hit a series high (2.7) to help the network win the night. Also, for the first time since its premiere, “Moonlight” maintained its “Ghost Whisperer” lead-in.

Note: This blog will update less frequently this week due to the holiday.

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Comments (25)

Claire:

Hurray for Moonlight! CBS, don't even think about canceling it if the strike causes it to have only half a season 1. The fans will come back next fall for Season 2.

KMarieK:

Great news about Moonlight--and no surprise. It is the best show this season. Moonlight fans are here to stay...and so should be the show.

Lynn:

Maybe one of the strike's few bright sides will be that the networks can see actual proof that some shows can "find an audience" if given the chance.

Moonlight has steadily improved creatively since its debut; it's good to see the numbers reflecting that.

Becky:

Moonlight is a terrific show and I am very happy to read the great news about the ratings! Hopefully CBS takes notice of this fantastic show, the increase in ratings, the fact that it has consistently won the coveted demographic of 18-49, and the large fan base the show is amassing. Web sites dedicated to Moonlight are popping up all over the Internet and fans are wanting to discuss their favorite show. Moonlight is my favorite show and I cannot get enough of it! CBS, give us more, please!

Moonlight continues to improve with each episode aired. Kudos to CBS for bringing this fantastic show to the air.

The love story of Mick and Beth is simply amazing and riveting.

We love you, CBS!! Long live Moonlight!

lovemypups:

Moonlight just keeps getting better and better and the numbers are reflecting that.

Thanks CBS-you have me staying home on Fridays to watch TV again.

The fans are legion and really behind this show, so long live Moonlight!

cherrirenae:

Yay! Moonlight is always number one for me, I'm glad others are catching on!! As lovemypups said above, "fans are legion". And you can find some GREAT fansites dedicated to Moonlight and Mick & Beth.

Katiedid41:

I'm so glad that Moonlight is finally getting what it so rightly deserves! I tune in every week and I've got most of my friends watching it too. :)

Longlashes:

I had my doubts about Moonlight from the beginning. I really didn't want to like it as I was looking forward to Demons and thought that this might feel like settling. Surprise - it did it! First episode and I was smitten with the vampire. I am now a very dedicated and loyal fan. Like many others, I have finally found a good reason to stay home on Friday nights! Thanks CBS!

Longlashes:

I had my doubts about Moonlight from the beginning. I really didn't want to like it as I was looking forward to Demons and thought that this might feel like settling. Surprise - it did it! First episode and I was smitten with the vampire. I am now a very dedicated and loyal fan. Like many others, I have finally found a good reason to stay home on Friday nights! Thanks CBS!

Cati:

I love Moonlight! Keep it coming, CBS!!!

Pineappleish:

I am so happy Moonlight is doing well in the ratings. It is my favorite new show this season. I will be back for season 2 even if we only get half of season 1. Please CBS, give us more Moonlight!

Kay:

I just can't see Moonlight going away. This is most definitely the best new show of the season . . . and my favorite show!
Long live Moonlight, and thank you CBS!!

Isabelle:

So happy to see that Moonlight is getting more viewers. This is the only one of the new shows that I don't ever miss watching. Thanks, CBS! Please keep this show on the air.

Jennifer:

This is just the beginning! You wait and see. Moonlight has loyal fans from all over and we love the show so much. I hope CBS is paying attentiion-cause we sure are.

Louise:

Moonlight has some of the best chemistry between characters on television. This show is going to continue to grow and will soon have a huge fan base. Don't even consider taking this one off the air. It is the best thing going on a Friday night.

Kim:

I love Moonlight! Can't get enough of it! I'm so happy to see it's doing so well. :-) Good job CBS! Don't let all us fans down... keep Moonlight coming.

JoJo Dog:

Am I the only one with a deja vu feeling about Moonlight? I think CBS will pull a Jericho on this series, aka ending the series right as the fanbase begins to build. If they cancel the show, I suggest fans mail pigs' blood (instead of nuts) to the CBS this time!

BTW, what's with CBS only ordering half a season of Jericho? It's not like Jericho was a show that goes way over budget like Dark Angel, Firefly, Enterprise, Viva Laughlin, Pushing Daisies or Bionic Woman (2007).

rachel:

vote for moonlight to win a peoples choice award at www.pcavote.com in the category of favorite new tv drama. Also go to the cbs website www.cbs.com and on the bottom left hand side of the page there is alink to leave feedback, let them know how much you like the show!

Heather:

Moonlight is fantastic. I have been hooked since the first episode. CBS we want a full season!

yipee:

yipeee!!!!!!!!!
moonlight rocks...

sprite:

Yeaha!!!--- MoonLight is here to stay!!!...it better be!...just love the show, don't shut it down CBS...or you'll get a lot of pissed off fans!!!...MoonLight 4ever!!!---

Chet I.:

CBS you have a huge hit and its name is MOONLIGHT! It attracts all ages, and it seems to be what everyone is talking about and looking forward to. Mickbeth have such chemistry and the story lines rock, so keep your fans satisfied and give us more MOONLIGHT!

charlene frydberg:

i love moonlight it is a great show i cant wait to watch it every friday night keep it on alex is
sexty vamp
charlene

P V White:

I love the moonlight series. Beth and Mick have true chemistry. I love that there are vamp stories without the strong sexual overtones-yet with honesty and love.

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