Monday 2/4/08 ratings

TV Arts

David
from Marc Berman at pifeedback

Monday 2/04/08

Well, the fast affiliate ratings for Monday, Feb. 4 are finally here.
What follows are the overall results, followed by the half-hour
breakdown by program (in the order of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and the CW)

Overall

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 11.20 million, NBC: 11.04, CBS: 9.18, Fox: 8.15, CW: 1.76

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 4.1 rating/10 share, ABC: 3.4/ 9, Fox: 3.2/ 8, CBS: 2.9/ 7, CW:
0.7/ 2

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ABC
Dance War - Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
Viewers: 9.46 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3 rating/6 share (#4)

CBS
How I Met Your Mother (R)
Viewers: 7.81 million (#3), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#3)

NBC
American Gladiators
Viewers: 8.43 million (#2), A18-49: 3.3/ 9 (#1)

Fox
Prison Break
Viewers: 7.35 million (#4), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#2)

CW
Gossip Girl (R)
Viewers: 1.55 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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ABC
Dance War - Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
Viewers: 9.77 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 6 (#4)

CBS
Welcome to the Captain (premiere)
Viewers: 8.14 million (#3), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#3)

NBC
American Gladiators
Viewers: 9.50 million (#2), A18-49: 3.3/10 (#1)

Fox
Prison Break
Viewers: 7.56 million (#4), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#2)

CW
Gossip Girl (R)
Viewers: 1.41 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

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ABC
Dance War - Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
Viewers: 10.08 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 7 (#4)

CBS
Two and a Half Men (R)
Viewers: 12.24 million (#1), A18-49: 3.8/ 9 (#2)

NBC
American Gladiators
Viewers: 9.24 million (#3), A18-49: 3.9/ 9 (#1)

Fox
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Viewers: 8.84 million (#4), A18-49: 3.5/ 8 (#3)

CW
Girlfriends
Viewers: 1.97 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#5)

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ABC
20/20
Viewers: 11/02 million (#2), A18-49: 3.5/ 8 (#2t)

CBS
The New Adventures of Old Christine (season premiere)
Viewers: 9.33 million (#3), A18-49: 3.1/ 7 (#4)

NBC
Deal or No Deal
Viewers: 11.52 million (#1), A18-49: 3.8/ 9 (#1)

Fox
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Viewers: 8.86 million (#4), A18-49: 3.5/ 9 (#2t)

CW
The Game
Viewers: 2.11 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

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ABC
20/20
Viewers: 13.84 million (#1), A18-49: 4.7/12 (#1)

CBS
CSI: Miami (R)
Viewers: 8.71 million (#3), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#3)

NBC
Deal or No Deal
Viewers: 13.07 million (#2), A18-49: 4.4/11 (#2)
                                            
William
Some reorganizing for purposes of my comments

 ABC Program 
 800 Dance War                        9.46
 830 Dance War                        9.77
 900 Dance War                       10.08
 930 20/20                           11.02
1000 20/20                           13.84
1030 20/20                           13.07

Basically, a Dutch journalist doing an undercover sting, got Van der Sloot
to say a lot of stuff taped by a hidden camera (which won't be admissable
as evidence), and Van der Sloot says he was lying to show off, anyway.

 CBS
 800 How I Met Your Mother(R)         7.81
 830 Welcome to the Captain           8.14
 900 Two and a Half Men(R)           12.24
 930 New Adventures of Old Christine  9.33
1000 CSI:Miami(R)                     8.71
1030 CSI:Miami(R)                     8.83

One thing we've seen for the three years it's been on now. HIMYM does
better in each of the three non-TaaHM timeslots than any other sitcom CBS
has put in those slots (except KOQ, back in HIMYM's first year).  The
timeslots themselves are very predictable, 800 is always 4th, 830 is always
3rd, 930 is always 2nd, and 900 is always 1st.  If CBS swapped HIMYM and
TNAoOC, TNAoOC would do (and has done) worse in the 800 slot than HIMYM and
HIMYM would do (and has done) as good or better than Old Christine in the
930 slot.  If only one of them is renewed, it will be HIMYM.

 NBC
 800 American Gladiators              8.43
 830 American Gladiators              9.50
 900 American Gladiators              9.24
 930 Deal or No Deal                 11.52
1000 Deal or No Deal                 13.07
1030 Deal or No Deal                 14.47

Give away a million, get some ratings

 FOX
 800 Prison Break                     7.35
 830 Prison Break                     7.56
 900 The Sarah Conner Chronicles      8.84
 930 The Sarah Conner Chronicles      8.86

Prison Break is not doing really great.  TSCC at least held its ground, and
the slight uptick in the second half, even though statistically
meaningless, does show that it didn't lose audience during the ep

 CW
 800 Gossip Girl(R)                   1.55
 830 Gossip Girl(R)                   1.41
 900 Girlfriends                      1.97
 930 The Game                         2.11

Were Girlfriends and The Game really new eps?  If so, sad.
                                            
Obveeus
I agree with all of that analysis.  I still can't figure out why so many 
people think that HIMYM is failing.  It is doing quite well in the 
anchor/sacrifice slot of the schedule.


I wonder if the fans of this show will be able to go back to 'normal' 
versions where there is only 1 one million dollar suitcase?


I expected to see higher ratings with all of the superbowl promo.  Now, FOXS 
just has to hope that the show does not implode like Bionic Woman did.


Yes, they were new.  In fact, that was the last new episode of The Game 
until the strike ends.
Next week, Girlfriends will air back to back new episodes in the timeslot. 
Hopefully, CW will do a better job of letting the fans know about the new 
episodes than it did this past Monday.  Next Monday's episodes have a Grammy 
nominated singer guest staring as well as having an Emmy winning actress 
directing.