CBS and NBC Split Monday Ratings Battle

CBS achieved the highest ratings Monday night despite airing reruns, but NBC won out in the coveted 18-49 demographic.

For the night, CBS averaged an 8.6 rating/13 share, just beating NBC’s 8.1/12. FOX was a solid third at 6.9/10, and ABC was fourth at 5.3/8. The WB’s 2.4/4 was good enough for fifth, coming in just ahead of UPN’s 2.0/3.

NBC led the way in the 18-49 demographic, managing a 4.8 rating in primetime. FOX, 4.5, came in a close second, beating CBS, 4.0. ABC averaged 2.9, UPN 1.3 and The WB 1.2.

FOX’s “Nanny 911” won the 8 p.m. hour with a 6.6/10, slightly ahead of “Fear Factor,” 6.2/10, on NBC. Reruns of “Still Standing” and “Listen Up” managed 6.0/9 for CBS. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” could no better than fourth for ABC. A repeat of “7th Heaven,” 2.7/4, on The WB was fifth, beating “One on One” and “Cuts” on UPN.

CBS moved up to first at 9 p.m. with “Everybody Loves Raymond,” 9.8/15, and “Two and a Half Men,” 9.7/14. NBC held on for second with “Las Vegas,” 7.9/12, and FOX stayed in third with “24,” 7.1/11. A special edition of “Extreme Makeover” got a 5.1/8 for ABC. Reruns of “Girlfriends” and “Half and Half” on UPN tied The WB’s “Summerland” for fifth.

NBC was the champ at 10 p.m. with “Medium” at 10.0/16, edging out a “CSI: Miami” rerun, 9.9/16, on CBS. ABC didn’t move much at 5.2/8 for a “Supernanny” repeat.

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