The fictional Studio 60 may be gaining in the ratings, but the real Studio 60 is doing the reverse.
Last night's episode of the series about a fictional sketch comedy show fell again in the ratings, 15 percent from last week, down to 7.8 million viewers. NBC's Deal and Heroes helped the net win the night in the 18-49-year-old demographic.
The news for fledgling network CW was much better. The sitcom block of Everybody Hates Chris, All of Us, The Game, and Girlfriends saw a 15 percent uptick in the ratings after being swapped into Monday nights.
At 8 p.m., NBC led with Deal or No Deal at 5.2. ABC earned a 3.6 for Wife Swap, and CBS scored a 3.2 for the combination of How I Met Your Mother at 3.4 and The Class at 3.1. Fox doctored a 1.5 for a repeat of House, and The CW earned a 1.3 for the combined might of Everybody Hates Chris and All of Us.
In the 9 p.m. spot, NBC stayed on top with Heroes at 5.7, followed by CBS's Two and a Half Men at 5.2 and The New Adventures of Old Christine at 4.2, for a combined 4.7. ABC earned a 3.7 for The Bachelor: Rome, Fox scored a 1.6 for a second helping of House repeats, and CW scored a 1.4 for the combination of Girlfriends at 1.5 and The Game at 1.3.
At 10 p.m., CBS leapt ahead with the 200th episode of CSI: Miami at 5.6, followed by ABC's What About Brian at 3.5, and and NBC's Studio 60 came in at a 3.1.
Overall, NBC led in 18-49s with a 4.7 rating and 12 share, closely followed by CBS at 4.5/11, ABC at 3.6/9, Fox at 1.54, and the CW at 1.3/3.
ABC's numbers are expected to be revised downward somewhat due to political debates in some parts of the country and because of Monday Night Football running into the prime-tme hour.