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‘CSI: Miami’ Takes CBS to Top Position on Monday

Oct 3, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBS was the top-rated broadcaster in adults 18 to 49 Monday, thanks in part to the highest-rated network series for the night, “CSI: Miami.”

At 10 p.m., “CSI: Miami” scored a 5.7 preliminary national rating in adults 18 to 49, a number that includes live viewing and same-day viewing via digital video recorders, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Despite declining from a 5.8 to a 5.6 half-hour to half-hour, “CSI: Miami” outperformed its broadcast competition. ABC scored a 3.7 for the second half of its two-hour “The Bachelor: Rome” premiere, while NBC garnered a 3.5 in the demo for the third episode of “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” That was down 17 percent from its performance last week. The Hollywood-behind-the-scenes drama also declined by the half-hour, from a 3.6 to a 3.4.

NBC was the No. 1 broadcaster at 9 p.m. with the second episode of drama “Heroes,” which garnered a 5.3 rating in adults 18 to 49. That was down 10 percent from its premiere last week, but the series still enjoyed growth by the half-hour, from a 5.1 to a 5.5. CBS was second in the time period with its comedies “Two and a Half Men” (5.2) and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (4.5), both of which were up over their premieres last week. The first half of “The Bachelor” on ABC scored a 3.3, while Fox’s drama “Vanished” scored a 2.3 and The CW’s family drama “Runaway” garnered a 0.8 in adults 18 to 49. That was up 14 percent over its premiere last week. In adults 18 to 34, “Runaway” grew 13 percent from its premiere to a 0.9.

For its two-hour airing, “The Bachelor” scored a 3.5 rating in adults 18 to 49, up 30 percent from its January premiere. The reality series grew from a 3.2 its first half-hour to a 3.7 at 9:30 p.m.

At 8 p.m. two networks tied for top broadcaster in adults 18 to 49, with NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” and Fox’s “Prison Break” both getting a 3.7 rating. CBS scored a 2.8 at 8 p.m. with “The Class” and a 3.6 for “How I Met Your Mother at 8:30 p.m., while ABC garnered a 3.0 with reality series “Wife Swap.” On The CW, “7th Heaven” scored a 1.6, growing 7 percent over its premiere last week. In adults 18 to 34, “Heaven” was even for the week with a 1.7.

CBS was the top broadcaster in adults 18 to 49 with a 4.6, followed by NBC (4.2), ABC (3.3), Fox (3.0) and The CW (1.2).