Ratings: Heroes slips, 24 holds
The ratings battle of Monday night rages on.
NBC's powerful lineup of Deal Or No Deal and Heroes continued to dominate in the key 18 to 49-year-old demographic, but both shows were down 8 percent from last week. Heroes took a 6.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 13.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Research.
Fox's Prison Break and 24 both crept higher from last week's numbers. Prison Break scored 9.9 million viewers and a 4.1 rating, up 14 percent, while 24 snagged 15.3 million viewers and a 5.4 rating in 18-49s.
At 8 p.m., NBC scored a 4.8 for Deal or No Deal. Fox earned a 4.1 for Prison Break, and ABC notched a 3.2 for a repeat of Wife Swap. CBS earned a combined 2.4 for repeats of How I Met Your Mother and The Class, while the CW took a combined 1.1 for new Everybody Hates Chris and All of Us.
At 9 p.m., NBC scored a 6.1 for Heroes, with Fox at a 5.4 for 24. ABC took a 3.5 for Supernanny, and CBS earned a combined 3.2 for repeats of Two and a Half Men and The New Adventures of Old Christine. CW scored a combined 1.1 for Girlfriends and The Game.
At 10 p.m., CBS earned a 3.9 rating for a CSI: Miami repeat, while NBC took a 3.0 for Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip. ABC earned a 2.7 for What About Brian.
Overall, Fox's score edged out NBC for nightly dominance, with a 4.8 rating/12 share, and 12.0 million total average viewers; NBC, 4.6/11, 12.5 million; CBS, 3.2/8, 10.7 million; ABC, 3.1/8, 7.5 million; CW, 1.1/3, 2.4 million.
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