CBS Opens Week on a Winning Note

THE PROGRAMMING INSIDER
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
 
Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:

CBS Wins; Lackluster I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out! of Here on NBC

 
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CBS Wins; Lackluster I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out! of Here on NBC

 
Monday 6/08/09
 

              HH
          Rtg/Shr

CBS    5.4/ 9
NBC   4.2/ 7
ABC   4.0/ 7
Fox     4.0/ 7

CW    0.7/ 1

 
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-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening (Monday, June 9, 2008):

NBC: + 8, ABC: + 5, CBS: – 8, Fox: -29, CW: -30

 
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-Ratings Breakdown:

CBS led the overnight troops on this second Monday in June with its encore combination of The Big Bang Theory (#1: 4.6 rating/ 8 share), How I Met Your Mother (#1t: 4.3/ 7), Two and a Half Men (#1: 6.8/11), another episode of The Big Bang Theory (#1: 5.3/ 8), which will air at 9:30 p.m. next season, and veteran CSI: Miami (#1: 5.7/10). While the lead-in support from Two and a Half Men will certainly benefit worthy The Big Bang Theory next season, Big Bang is a stronger 8 p.m. anchor to Monday than relocated How I Met Your Mother will be. Why try to fix something that is already working?

 

Over at NBC, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! was expanded to two hours due to game six of The Stanley Cup Finals airing tonight, and it averaged a diluted 3.6/ 6 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. Here is the half-hour breakdown:

 

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (NBC)

8:00 p.m.: 3.4/ 6 (#4)

8:30 p.m.: 3.4/ 6 (#4)

9:00 p.m.: 3.8/ 6 (#3t)

9:30 p.m.: 4.0/ 6 (#4)

 

One week earlier, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! opened with a 4.3/ 7 in the overnights on June 1. 

As expected, Frances Collier (one half of “Frangela”) was the next to go, and the obnoxious Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag have quit…again. Adios! Remind me never to watch The Hills. 

 

A 10 p.m. edition of Dateline closed the evening for NBC with a second-place 5.3/ 9 at 10 p.m.

 

ABC tied Fox for third in the metered markets for the evening care of its combination of a two-hour installment of The Bachelorette (4.5/ 7), which managed to build by rating in each half-hour despite the overall lackluster performance, and summer dud Here Come the Newlyweds (#3: 3.2/ 6). Here is the half-hour breakdown for The Bachelorette:

 

The Bachelorette (ABC)

8:00 p.m.: 4.2/ 7 (#2)

8:30 p.m.: 4.3/ 7 (#1t)

9:00 p.m.: 4.4/ 7 (#2)

9:30 p.m.: 5.1/ 8 (#2)

 

Chances are we will not be seeing a third season of Here Come the Newlyweds. 

 

Fox aired repeats of House (#3: 4.0/ 7) and Bones (#3: 4.0/ 6) from 8-10 p.m. And the CW capped off the evening with encore telecasts of Gossip Girl (#5: 0.8/ 2) and One Tree Hill (#5: 0.7/ 1), which never play well in repeats. 

 

To whet your appetite for next season, here is the upcoming Monday schedule:

 
ABC
 8:00 p.m. Dancing With the Stars (two hours)

10:00 p.m. Castle

 
CBS
 8:00 p.m. How I Met Your Mother (new time)
 8:30 p.m. Accidentally on Purpose (new)
 9:00 p.m. Two and a Half Men
 9:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (new time)

10:00 p.m. CSI: Miami

 
NBC
 8:00 p.m. Heroes (new time)
 9:00 p.m. Trauma (new)

10:00 p.m. The Jay Leno Show (new)

 
Fox
 8:00 p.m. House
 9:00 p.m. Lie to Me (new day)
 
CW
 8:00 p.m. Gossip Girl
 9:00 p.m. One Tree Hill  
 
Source: Nielsen Media Research data
 
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