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Movie Royalty or the Real Thing?

March 4, 2008 1:16 PM

Fox wrapped up its midseason replacement “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” last night, while ABC showcased Britain’s royal family, causing a ratings tie on Monday between the two networks.

“Terminator” jumped in big as the highest-rated new series premiere this season. It didn’t hurt that the premiere went toe-to-toe with the strike-weakened Golden Globes telecast.

The two-part season finale of “Terminator” finished with a 3.3, up 22% from last week’s showing. The first hour, in the 8 p.m. slot, ended up with a 3.0.

The “20/20” special on the royal family was the highest-rated show of the night with a 3.7. ABC rounded out the night with a new episode of “October Road” (1.9).

ABC and Fox both pulled in a 3.1 in the 18-49 demographic for the night, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers.

In the rest of the pack, NBC was third in the demo with new episodes of “My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad” (2.4), “Deal or No Deal” (3.1) and “Medium” (3.0).

“My Dad,” in its time period premiere at 8 p.m., dipped 14% from the show’s last episode, which aired at 9 p.m.

CBS was fourth with a 2.6, with repeats and new episodes of “Welcome to the Captain” (1.8) and “New Adventures of Old Christine” (2.8), a season low.

The CW rolled into fifth with a 0.7 (0.9 in the 18-34 demo), with “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious,” on par from last week’s 18-49 score but up slightly in the 18-34 demo with a 1.0.

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