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CW’s Monday Series Score Ratings Growth

September 16, 2008 12:47 PM

Gossip Girl“Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill” enjoyed an increase in viewers week-to-week, as “Girl” continues to ride its ratings high to set another record Monday.

“Girl” drew in a 1.9 rating/5 share in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research.

Last night’s episode increased the adults 18-49 rating by 12% from last week’s series high. Monday’s episode also increased 27% in women 18-34 (4.2/12) and 25% in women 18-49 (3.0/8). “Girl” also topped in total viewers with 3.7 million.

“Hill” also took away a two-year high with its adults 18-49 rating of 1.9/5 and its women 18-34 rating of 3.6/9.

The CW placed fourth for the night with a 1.8/5.

Fox and CBS tied for first with a nightly 2.2/6 average, with CBS airing comedy repeats and Fox showing new episodes of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2.0/6) and “Prison Break” (2.4/6). The new episodes slid 17% and 7%, respectively, from last week.

A possible explanation for the slide could come from ESPN, as “Monday Night Football” aired a hectic, wild NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. That contest more than likely will dominate the night once cable ratings are released later today.

ABC took fourth with a 1.9/5, airing feature film “Batman Begins,” while NBC took the rear with a 1.7/4. Both “Deal or No Deal” (2.0/6) and “America’s Toughest Jobs” (1.6/4) hit Monday original lows. “Dateline” dropped 22% from last week.

What to Watch for Tonight:

Fox: “Fringe” at 9 p.m. is entering its second week off a lower-than-anticipated premiere. “Fringe” is benefiting from tonight’s season premiere of “House” at 8 p.m. This week’s paranormal investigation on “Fringe”: Mysterious floating letters letting people know where they are.

The CW: Week three of “90210” at 8 p.m. “90210” faces off against “House,” but doesn’t have to worry about “The Secret Life of the American Teen” on ABC Family, which ended its run last week.

NBC: “The Biggest Loser: Families” premieres tonight at 8 p.m.


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