Monday Ratings Blues After Time Change

Mar 13, 2007  •  Post A Comment

On the first Monday of Daylight Saving Time, several shows saw weaker-than-average ratings, with sluggish performances for Fox’s “24,” CBS’s “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and ABC’s “What About Brian.”

The time change reduced the number of households watching television by 5 percent from the previous week.

Fox tied NBC to win the night. Fox aired a repeat of “House” followed by “24” (4.5 rating among adults 18 to 49, according to preliminary Nielsens). That’s the worst Monday night performance of “24” ever and its lowest original rating in more than two years.

NBC had a two-hour “Deal or No Deal” (4.7), followed by “The Black Donnellys,” whose ratings continue to decline (2.6).

CBS was third with its comedy block, launching with back-to-back new episodes of “Old Christine” (2.5 and 2.9) that delivered the series’ lowest rating to date. A repeat of “Two and a Half Men” aired next, followed by an original “Rules of Engagement” (4.3), matching its lowest rating. A “CSI: Miami” repeat followed.

ABC was fourth with a “Wife Swap” repeat, the season finale of “Supernanny” (3.0) and “What About Brian” (2.2), both of which were on the low side.

The CW aired repeats.

(Editor: Horowitz)