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Score One for Scripted Shows

July 15, 2008 9:55 AM

Scripted repeats on Fox and CBS ended up besting new reality shows from ABC and NBC Monday night in the ratings.

Fox won the night in the 18- to 49-year-old demo with a 2.1 rating/6 share, with CBS a close second with a 2.0 rating/6 share, according to preliminary Nielsen data.

Third-place NBC, with a 1.6 rating/5 share, brought in an average “American Gladiators” (1.7/5) and a below-average “Nashville Star” (1.5/4), tying its lowest rating to date. “Dateline” (1.6/5) was average, too.

ABC, with its 1.4 rating/4 share, had reality repeats and a new “Mole” (1.6/4), which was on par for the show.

The CW took fifth with a 0.4 rating/1 share.

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well another show might bite the dust..maybe its a show that can build an online audience first then if successful move to tv. popular video clips and tv show sites are hulu, zoogatv and tidaltv start there first if the show gets cancled

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