Overnight Ratings - Monday 9/19/05

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Overnight Ratings - Monday 9/19/05

http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/newsletters/proginsider/index.jsp

Data from The Programming Insider: Tuesday 9/20/05
By Marc Berman

Note: The following overnights exclude the Miami and New Orleans
markets.

ABC - 12.7 rating/18 share (14.1/21)
CBS - 10.2/15 (7.1/11)
NBC - 8.9/13 (5.0/8)
FOX - 4.7/7 (5.0/7)
WB - 4.1/6 (2.2/3)
UPN - 2.9/4 (2.0/3)

-Percent Change From the Comparable Year-Ago Evening
(Monday 9/20/04):
Fox: +34, NBC: +19, ABC: +11, UPN: - 3, CBS: -17, WB: -29

Fast Affiliate Ratings

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 15.79 million (16.67)
CBS: 14.48 (9.83)
NBC: 11.92 (6.47)
FOX: 6.13 (7.13)
WB: 4.43 (2.49)
UPN: 3.90 (2.53)

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 6.2/15 (6.6/17)
CBS: 4.9/12 (3.3/8)
NBC: 4.2/10 (2.2/6)
FOX: 2.9/7 (3.4/9)
UPN: 1.7/4 (1.0/3)
WB: 1.5/4 (1.0/3)

-Yesterday's Winners:
Monday Night Football (ABC), Surface (NBC), Two and a Half Men (CBS),
Las Vegas (NBC), Prison Break (Fox), CSI: Miami (CBS), Medium (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
7th Heaven (WB), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends (UPN),
Half & Half (UPN)

-Yesterday's Losers:
Arrested Development (Fox), Kitchen Confidential (Fox),
Just Legal (WB)


TD Note: Lots of number crunching in today's column, comparing last
year's timeslot winners etc. If you'd like 'em all, click above.

Marc's Notes: Re: Surface: ... worth positively noting was growth in
the second half hour of 7 percent in the overnights (7.3/11 to 7.8/11),
1 million viewers (10.4 to 11.4 million) and 14 percent among adults
18-49 (3.5/10 to 4.0/10) -- always a good sign for any new series.

Considering how many dramas have come and gone out of 7th Heaven
(think Glory Days, Roswell, Safe Harbor and Hyperion Bay), early low
sampling for Just Legal should come as no surprise.

Also of note was UPN outdelivering the WB by 13 percent among adults
18-49.

For more on the new season, click for Berman On TV:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/newsletters/proginsider/webcast.jsp

8PM - ABC - "Monday Night Football" - 12.7/18
            (8-9, NY Giants/New Orleans;

            ("Wife Swap", 6.4/10; "Monday Night Football", 14.7/24)
      NBC - "Surface" (debut) - 7.6/11
           ("The Most Outrageous Moments on Live TV 3", 4.6/7)
      CBS - "King Of Queens" (season premiere) - 7.4/11 (5.5/9)
      WB - "7th Heaven" (season premiere) - 4.9/8 (2.2/3, 2 eps)
      FOX - "Arrested Development" (season premiere) - 3.8/6
            ("Prison Break", 3.6/6)
      UPN - "One On One" (season premiere) - 2.4/6 (2.0/3)


              ("Everybody Loves Raymond", finale repeat, 6.1/9)
         FOX - "Kitchen Confidential" (debut) - 3.4/5
              ("Prison Break", 3.6/6)
         UPN - "All Of Us" (season premiere) - 2.9/4 (1.9/3)

9PM - CBS - "Two And A Half Men" (season premiere) - 10.4/15
            (7.8/11, 2 eps)
      NBC - "Las Vegas" (season premiere) - 9.2/13 (4.9/7)
      FOX - "Prison Break" - 5.8/9 (6.5/10)
      WB - "Just Legal" (debut) - 3.4/5
           ("7th Heaven", 2.2/3)
      UPN - "Girlfriends" (season premiere) - 3.3/5 (2.1/3)


              ("Two And A Half Men", 7.8/11)
         UPN - "Half & Half" (season premiere) - 2.9/4 (1.8/3)

10PM - CBS - "CSI: Miami" (season premiere) - 13.2/20 (7.8/12)
       NBC - "Medium" (season premiere) - 10.0/15 (5.5/9)

Shows ranked in order of Adults 18-49:

CBS - "CSI: Miami" (season premiere) - 6.5/16
ABC - "Monday Night Football" - 6.2/15
CBS - "Two And A Half Men" (season premiere) - 5.2/12
NBC - "Las Vegas" (season premiere) - 4.6/11
NBC - "Medium" (season premiere) - 4.5/11
CBS - "Out Of Practice" (debut) - 4.4/10
NBC - "Surface" (debut) - 3.8/10
FOX - "Prison Break" - 3.8/9
CBS - "How I Met Your Mother" (debut) - 3.6/9
CBS - "King Of Queens" (season premiere) - 3.4/10
WB - "7th Heaven" (season premiere) - 2.0/6
FOX - "Arrested Development" (season premiere) - 2.0/6
FOX - "Kitchen Confidential" (debut) - 2.0/5
UPN - "Girlfriends" (season premiere) - 1.9/4
UPN - "All Of Us" (season premiere) - 1.8/5
UPN - "Half & Half" (season premiere) - 1.7/4
UPN - "One On One" (season premiere) - 1.5/4
WB - "Just Legal" (debut) - 1.1/2

Shows ranked in order of ratings:

CBS - "CSI: Miami" (season premiere) - 13.2/20 (18.61 million)
ABC - "Monday Night Football" - 12.7/18 (15.79 million)
CBS - "Two And A Half Men" (season premiere) - 10.4/15 (15.23 million)
NBC - "Medium" (season premiere) - 10.0/15 (12.45 million)
CBS - "Out Of Practice" (debut) - 9.4/13 (13.39 million)
NBC - "Las Vegas" (season premiere) - 9.2/13 (12.41 million)
CBS - "How I Met Your Mother" (debut) - 7.9/11 (10.65 million)
NBC - "Surface" (debut) - 7.6/11 (10.90 million)
CBS - "King Of Queens" (season premiere) - 7.4/11 (10.43 million)
FOX - "Prison Break" - 5.8/9 (7.80 million)
WB - "7th Heaven" (season premiere) - 4.9/8 (5.36 million)
FOX - "Arrested Development" (season premiere) - 3.8/6 (4.58 million)
FOX - "Kitchen Confidential" (debut) - 3.4/5 (4.32 million)
WB - "Just Legal" (debut) - 3.4/5 (3.50 million)
UPN - "Girlfriends" (season premiere) - 3.3/5 (4.16 million)
UPN - "All Of Us" (season premiere) - 2.9/4 (4.20 million)
UPN - "Half & Half" (season premiere) - 2.9/4 (3.85 million)
UPN - "One On One" (season premiere) - 2.4/6 (3.40 million)

Cheers,

TD

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