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Fox Wins the Night as '24' Finale Rises TVbytheNumbers

Fox won broadcast prime time Monday night as it wrapped up its "24: Live Another Day" on an upbeat ratings note, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the "24" finale delivered a 1.7 average rating in viewers 18-49, rising three-tenths of a point from last week's number. But its average was below that of its lead-in, "MasterChef," which had a 1.8 rating, off two-tenths from the show's season high a week ago.

CBS and ABC finished in a tie for second place as NBC, which aired an all-repeat lineup, was close behind in fourth.

CBS aired mostly repeats, with a fresh installment of "Under the Dome" coming in as the top show of the night with a 1.9 average in 18-49. "Dome" bounced back from last week's series low, improving by two-tenths.

ABC's two-hour "Bachelorette" fell off slightly, drifting down one-tenth from a week ago to a 1.7. "Mistresses" remained at the series low it hit last week with a 0.9 average.

For prime time overall, Fox's 1.7 average in adults 18-49 led the pack, followed by CBS and ABC (both with 1.4 averages) and NBC (1.3). Fox also took a narrow win in total viewers, averaging 6.0 million to lead CBS (5.8 million), ABC (5.7 million) and NBC (4.6 million).

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