NBC Lines Up Mondays

Give NBC its due this mixed-up broadcast year--it has figured out how to handle Monday night in 2008 so far.

NBC won its second Monday night in a row, thanks to a somewhat hodgepodge lineup--"American Gladiators," "Deal or No Deal" and "Medium." It averaged a Nielsen Preliminary 4.3 rating/11 share among 18-49 viewers.

NBC's "Deal" was able to handle the new, highly touted Fox show, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" with a 4.4/10 rating, while "Connor" earned a 3.6/8 number. CBS' rerun of "Two and a Half Men" earned a very respectable 4.0/9.

The new sci-fi drama numbers are down from their lofty 7.7 rating in its debut. But the 3.6 number is still solid enough for Fox to sell to advertisers--especially in a marketplace short of original network programming.

The same goes for NBC's "Medium." It earned a 3.4/9, winning the 10 p.m. time period. That said, the show was up against a rerun from CBS' "CSI: Miami," which performed gamely with a 3.1/8 number--a typical solid performance for a CBS procedural crime drama.



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