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CBS Monday Comedies, ‘CSI: Miami’ Win Viewers and Adults Demo

Oct 5, 2004  •  Post A Comment

CBS won its third Monday of the season in viewers, but Oct. 4 also marked the network’s first Monday night win for 2004-05 in the adults 18 to 49 demographic. Thanks to its two-hour comedy block and “CSI: Miami,” CBS brought in 16.01 million viewers and scored a 5.6 rating and 14 share in the adults 18 to 49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research preliminary national ratings.

“CSI: Miami” was the highest-rated program of the night, scoring a 7.5/19 in the demo and 20.31 million viewers. CBS’s “Everybody Loves Raymond” was the second-highest show for the night in viewers (17.18 million), while ABC’s “NFL Monday Night Football” came in second in the demo (6.2/15).

NBC’s “Fear Factor” won the 8 p.m. hour in the demo (4.7/13), easily outpacing CBS’s second-place comedy block of “Still Standing” (3.2/9) and “Listen Up” (3.4/9), but in total viewers NBC just squeaked by CBS for the hour, 10.89 million to 10.86 million.

ABC’s 8 p.m. reality offering “The Benefactor” was down 14 percent in the demo from week to week (3.6/10 versus 3.1/9).

Fox’s double run of “Renovate My Family” improved 19 percent over the performance of last week’s “North Shore” and “Trading Spouses” in the demo, growing to a 2.5/6 from a 2.1/5, while UPN’s comedy block and The WB’s night of family drama remained virtually the same week to week.

At 10 p.m. on NBC, “LAX” was down 15 percent week to week in adults 18 to 49 (3.4/8 versus 2.9/7).

In adults 18 to 49, CBS won the night with a 5.6/14, followed by ABC (5.2/13), NBC (4.0/10), Fox (2.5/6), the WB (2.1/6) and UPN (1.4/4).

In total viewers CBS won with 16.01 million, followed by ABC (12.56 million), NBC (10.01 million), the WB (6.02 million), Fox (5.74 million), and UPN (3.74 million).