ABC Marks Worst Monday in 3 Years
July 22, 2008 11:22 AM
Debuts on ABC clunked in the ratings, as the Monday premiere of “High School Musical: Get in the Picture” slid even further than its lackluster debut on Sunday.
Going up against mostly repeats, “Musical” landed a tiny 0.9/3 in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers.
That’s down 18% from Sunday’s start, and fourth for the hour. “Wanna Bet?” (1.1/3) also launched Monday, taking the fourth-place spot in its hour, too.
“The Mole” was also down 13% week-to-week with its lowest original showing. ABC placed fourth with a 1.1 rating/3 share, its weakest Monday performance in three years.
Repeats from CBS and Fox won the night, as both tied for first place with a 2.2 rating/7 share.
Third-place NBC was average with “American Gladiators” (1.8/6), “Nashville Star” (1.6/5) and “Dateline” (1.6/5). The network landed a 1.7 rathing/5 share for the night.
The CW was fifth with a 0.5 rating/2 share.