TV Ratings: FOX thumps Monday competition
Fast National ratings for Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.
FOX won the night in the key 18-49 demographic with a 4.6 rating. ABC was second with a 3.6 rating, followed by the 2.7 rating shared by CBS and NBC. The CW's 0.5 rating trailed.
Overall, FOX averaged 13.1 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/12 share. ABC was a distant second with a 6.6/10, with CBS' 6.1/10 close behind. NBC was fourth with a 4.6/7, many times better than the 4.6/7 for NBC. The CW had a 0.9/1 for fifth.
"House" started the night off right for FOX with an 8.9/14 for the 8 p.m. hour. ABC's "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" was second with a 7.1/11. CBS took second with repeats of "Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother." CBS' "Chuck" was fourth with a 4.0/6, better than the repeat of "Gossip Girl" on The CW.
At 9 p.m. ABC's "Bachelor" moved into first with a 7.5/11. FOX's "24" had a 6.9/10, to nip CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and "New Adventures of Old Christine" repeats. NBC's "Heroes" was down to a 4.4/7, while The CW's "One Tree Hill" was in line with the netlet's nightly average.
CBS moved into first at 10 p.m. with a 6.6/11 for a "CSI: Miami" repeat. NBC's "Medium" was second with a 5.4/9. ABC's "True Beauty" was a close third overall, but won the hour in the 18-49 demo.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.