Fox Edges Monday Win With ’24’

Feb 13, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Fox squeaked out a Monday night victory thanks to a two-hour episode of “24,” which bested a “Heroes”-anchored NBC and CBS’s strong comedy and procedural block.

Almost every network had some good news last night, starting with Fox. The two-hour “24” earned a 5.0 average to win the night according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research ratings, though that figure also matches last-week’s season low.

CBS averaged a 4.9 rating, just a tenth of a point below Fox, and is still seemingly enjoying some post-Super Bowl strength. “How I Met Your Mother” (3.6), “The Class” (3.3) and “Two and a Half Men” (4.9) were all strong. The second episode of “Rules of Engagement” (5.0) was down only slightly from its season premiere. At 10 p.m., “CSI: Miami” earned a season-high 6.4 and narrowly beat “Heroes” to get ranked the night’s top show.

NBC averaged a 4.6 for the night. “Deal or No Deal” pulled a 4.6, followed by an on-par “Heroes” (6.3). “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” posted a new season low (2.8).

Though ABC was fourth with a 3.5 average, “Wife Swap” (3.7) and “Supernanny” (4.1) hit season highs, while “What About Brian” was average (2.7).

The CW comedy block averaged a 1.2.

(Editor: Gilbert)