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Reruns, 'CSI: Miami' tops for CBS Monday

Reruns, 'CSI: Miami' tops for CBS Monday
Reruns ruled for CBS in primetime Monday as the eye network's comedy and drama mainstays easily topped fresh fare on its Big Three rivals. CBS won the night as usual on the strength of its 9-11 p.m. repeats of comedies Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men and CSI: Miami. The 10 p.m. Miami encore was the night's most-watched program as usual with an average of 12.5 million viewers and 4.1 rating/12 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. At 9:30 p.m., Men (12.7 million, 4.3/12) impressed once again by inching up from its Raymond lead-in (12 million, 3.9/11). NBC ran second to CBS for the night with modest showings from its summer originals, 9 p.m.'s For Love or Money (6.2 million, 2.6/8) and 10 p.m.'s Who Wants to Marry My Dad (7.8 million, 3.4/9).

CBS gets encore performance Mon.

CBS led the rerun-laden primetime pack once again on Monday with solid turnouts for repeats of CSI: Miami and comedies Everybody Loves Raymond and Two and a Half Men. CBS won the night in total viewers (9.6 million) and the adults 18-49 demo (3.2 rating/10 share), according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. CSI: Miami (11.1 million, 3.8/11) as usual was the most-watched program of the night. The eye network's 9:30 p.m. comedy Men (10.6 million, 3.8/11) impressed by growing slightly from its Raymond lead-in (10.7 million, 3.5/10) in the demo. NBC was No. 2 for the night (7 million, 2.9/9) with its regular slate of a Fear Factor repeat followed from 9-11 p.m. by fresh episodes of summer reality series For Love or Money 3 or Who Wants to Marry My Dad? Fox was a distant fourth (4.2 milion, 2.0/6) with only so-so performances from new drama North Shore and The Casino. ABC was third (5.7 million, 2.2/6) with its regular stack of 8-10 p.m. comedy repeats, capped by 10 p.m. special Funniest Families of TV Comedy.

CBS, NBC tie to win 18-49 Monday

CBS' reruns tied with NBC's originals on Monday for the nightly primetime win in the adults 18-49 demographic. The eye network took the night in total viewers on the strength of its 10 p.m. repeat of CSI: Miami, which was the most-watched program overall with an average of 13.2 million viewers and 4.5 rating/13 share in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. NBC's Who Wants to Marry My Dad (7.1 million, 3.1/9) trailed in second place in the hour. The peacock's For Love or Money 3 (7.6 million, 3.5/10) hit its highest 18-49 rating since its premiere earlier this month, narrowly topping CBS' encores of Everybody Loves Raymond (10.5 million, 3.1/9) and Two and a Half Men (11 million, 3.4/9) in the 9 p.m. hour. NBC also won the first hour of primetime with it 8 p.m. rerun of Fear Factor (8.7 million, 3.3/11).

CBS, NBC tie to win 18-49 Monday

CBS' reruns tied with NBC's originals on Monday for the nightly primetime win in the adults 18-49 demographic. The eye network took the night in total viewers on the strength of its 10 p.m. repeat of CSI: Miami, which was the most-watched program overall with an average of 13.2 million viewers and 4.5 rating/13 share in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. NBC's Who Wants to Marry My Dad (7.1 million, 3.1/9) trailed in second place in the hour. The peacock's For Love or Money 3 (7.6 million, 3.5/10) hit its highest 18-49 rating since its premiere earlier this month, narrowly topping CBS' encores of Everybody Loves Raymond (10.5 million, 3.1/9) and Two and a Half Men (11 million, 3.4/9) in the 9 p.m. hour. NBC also won the first hour of primetime with it 8 p.m. rerun of Fear Factor (8.7 million, 3.3/11).

Fox originals no match for CBS, NBC on Mon.

Fox originals no match for CBS, NBC on Mon.
CBS and NBC battled it out for ratings glory Monday night with Fox's all-original lineup still struggling. With its regular lineup in reruns, led by Two and a Half Men (11.4 million, 3.9/10) and CSI: Miami (11.7 million, 3.8/11), CBS averaged 10 million total viewers and a 3.3 rating/10 share among adults 18-49, according to early Nielsen estimates. The season premiere of NBC's reality series Who Wants to Marry My Dad? (7.9 million, 3.5/10) fared better than the The Next Action Star debut in the 10 p.m. slot last week but still, it was a rerun of Fear Factor (8.9 million, 3.7/12) that lifted NBC to 8 million viewers and 3.4/10 in 18-49 for the night. At 9 p.m., NBC's For Love or Money (7.3 million, 3.8/11) was flat from last week. Fox (5 million, 2.2/7) was third for the night with scripted North Shore (4.6 million, 2.1/7) and reality The Casino (5.3 million, 2.3/6) both down from their so-so premieres last week. Rounding out the top four was ABC (5 million, 1.9/5).

Nash, Kosberg team for films

Nash Entertainment is expanding beyond its reality TV stronghold into the theatrical and made-for-TV-movie arena, signing an exclusive development deal with veteran feature producer Robert Kosberg. Kosberg will spearhead all movie and telefilm development for Nash Entertainment, a prolific producer of unscripted/reality programming, including NBC's summer success stories For Love or Money and Who Wants to Marry My Dad? Nash Entertainment chief Bruce Nash said he has long dreamed of producing movies, and with his TV production slate bustling, the time seemed right to capitalize on his company's momentum.

'Dad' knows best how to give NBC win on Mon.

Who Wants to Marry My Dad went out in a big way for NBC on Monday. The 10 p.m. finale delivered the show's best-ever numbers, averaging 11.2 million viewers and 4.8 rating/13 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. Marry My Dad and 9 p.m. series For Love or Money 2 kept the peacock on top for the night (9.6 million, 4.1/12) by a wide margin, albeit against lackluster rerun competition. CBS placed second for the night (9.2 million, 2.9/9), even as the Marry My Dad finale took a bite out of the viewership for the 10 p.m. CSI: Miami rerun (10.1 million, 3.4/9). ABC was dragged down by reruns of its That's Incredible: Reunion special and the concluding installment of Stephen King's Storm of the Century. Fox was slow out of the gate with a repeat of the premiere episode of The O.C. followed by a fresh episode of Paradise Hotel.

NBC uses 'Love,' CBS 'Loves' in Mon. rate race

The return of For Love or Money and the premiere of Who Wants to Marry My Daddy helped NBC take Monday in the adults 18-49 demographic. CBS prevailed in total viewers on the strength of its Everybody Loves Raymond and CSI: Miami reruns. NBC won the opening night of primetime with its Fear Factor rerun (8.6 million viewers, 3.4 rating/12 share in adults 18-49), according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. At 9 p.m., the premiere of For Love or Money 2 (8.3 million, 3.6/10) kept the peacock on top in the key demo but CBS' Raymond towered in total viewers (11.3 million, 3.3/10).

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