Fox Wins Monday in Demo

May 9, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s Monday night lineup of “Prison Break” and “24” won the network the night in adults 18 to 49, facing season finales and ABC’s special “David Blane: Drowned Alive.”

At 8 p.m. (ET), NBC was tops in the demo with its game show “Deal or No Deal,” which scored a 4.8 rating, a number that includes live-plus-same-day viewing, according to Nielsen Media Research. That eclipsed its closest nearest competitors: “Prison Break” (4.0) and The WB’s series finale of “7th Heaven” (3.0).

At 9 p.m. “24” scored a 5.7, winning the hour block. But ABC’s “Blaine” special, which scored a 4.2 during its two-hour run, beat “24” in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour (6.1 versus 5.8).

At 10 p.m. CBS’s “CSI: Miami” was the highest-rated show for the night with a 6.6, beating NBC’s “Medium” (4.1) and ABC’s season finale of “What About Brian” (3.2).

Fox scored a 4.9 for the night in adults 18 to 49, followed by CBS (4.5), NBC (4.2), ABC (3.8), The WB (2.3) and UPN (1.4).

Christopher Lisotta