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Ratings Chart for Monday, Dec. 29

December 30, 2008 10:43 AM

Prime Time Preliminary Monday Ratings

CBS' Monday night comedies and "CSI: Miami" gave the network a ratings win in adults 18-49 and total viewers, averaging a 3.0 rating/8 share and 9.8 million viewers for the night. CBS programming ranked first throughout the night, posting a 25% ratings increase from last week. Fox placed second (2.0/5, 6.6 million) with encores of "House" and "Bones." ABC (1.7/5, 4.9 million) edged out NBC (1.6/5, 6.1 million) in the ratings, but trailed the peacock's reality-themed programming. A new episode of "Momma's Boys" remained flat from its two-hour Monday-night debut last week. The CW also was flat from last week.

 

8

8:30

9

9:30

10

10:30

ABC

1.7 / 5

Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

1.7 / 5

4.9 mil

CBS

3.0 / 8

The Big Bang Theory

2.6 / 8

7.9 mil

How I Met Your Mother

2.9 / 8

7.8 mil

Two and a Half Men

3.6 / 10

11.8 mil

Worst Week

2.9 / 8

8.8 mil

CSI: Miami

2.9 / 8

11.4 mil

FOX

2.0 / 5

House

2.2 / 6

6.7 mil

Bones

1.7 / 5

6.5 mil

No Programming

NBC

1.6 / 5

Greatest Holiday Moments

1.5 / 4

6.1 mil

Deal or No Deal

1.7 / 4

7.2 mil

Momma's Boys

1.7 / 5

5 mil

CW

0.4 / 1

Gossip Girl

0.5 / 1

1.3 mil

One Tree Hill

0.4 / 1

0.9 mil

No Programming

Source: Nielsen Media Research

*Ratings are specified in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic and viewership in P2+.

A note about ratings: Ratings are expressed as percentages of Nielsen's estimated 114.5 million U.S. television households. The first number, the rating, is a percentage of households tuned into a specific program at a specific time.

The second number, the share, is a percentage of households with televisions in use tuned into that same program. For example, if a show obtains a 10.2/16, this means that 10.2% of all U.S. households tuned into the program at some point during the broadcast. Meanwhile, 16% of all households watching television during the time period viewed the program at some point. Ratings are broken down further by demographic, as networks sell advertising time based on the makeup of the audience.

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