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'Deal' Hits Monday Bottom

May 6, 2008 12:34 PM

Deal or No DealNBC’s “Deal or No Deal” bottomed out to its worst Monday showing to date, while CBS and Fox tied for the top ratings spot.

“Deal” dropped 21% in the 18-49 demographic to a 2.3 rating/6 share, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. The show is off 34% from its previous season average. “Medium” floated up a tick to a 3.2/9. NBC placed fourth for the night with a 2.6/7.

Fox (3.8/10) and CBS (3.8/10) finished tied for first, with Fox’s “House” (5.0/12) tumbling 14% from last week to its lowest rating since November 2005. “Bones” fell 16% from last week to a 2.7/8.

CBS’ comedies in the 8 p.m. hour dipped slightly. “The Big Bang Theory” (2.8/9) fell 2/10ths of a ratings point from last week, and “How I Met Your Mother” (3.5/10) slipped 8%.

“Two and a Half Men” stayed steady at 4.8/12, while “Rules of Engagement” (3.9/10) dipped a tenth of a ratings point. “CSI: Miami” (4.0/11) hopped up slightly.

ABC’s (3.4/9) “Dancing With the Stars” (4.2/12) chalked up a loss of 7% week-to-week.
Both “Samantha Who?” (3.0/7) and “The Bachelor” (2.4/6) were down a tick.

“Gossip Girl” (1.0/3) over on The CW (1.0/3) is starting to show some deterioration, as the show fell 23% in the 18-49 demo, and dropped 32% in 18- to 34-year-olds to a 1.3/4. “Girl” took a 25% hit week-to-week in females 18-34 as well, from a 2.6/8 to a 2.1/6.

“One Tree Hill” also fell week-to-week, down 17% in 18-49 (1.0/3) and dipping 18% in 18-34.


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