CBS rolls on final Monday

Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

The Eye network had it on the season’s final Monday, dominating in key demo categories behind “CSI: Miami,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.

“CSI: Miami” (8.0/20 in adults 18-49, 20.9 million viewers overall) led the way with the night’s top numbers, easily defeating NBC’s special repeat of “Law & Order: SVU” (2.9/7 in adults 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall). CBS also rolled in the 9 o’clock hour with “Everybody Loves Raymond” (6.2/16 in adults 18-49, 18.3 million viewers overall) and “Two and a Half Men” (6.7/16 in adults 18-49, 18.3 million viewers overall). “Men” hit a new high in 18-49, building on “Raymond” by a best-yet 8%.

Fox ran second on the night with the final two episodes of “The Swan,” the second of which hit the show’s best Monday numbers yet (4.8/12 in adults 18-49, 10.7 million viewers overall). It ran second in 18-49 and led its hour among viewers under 35.

NBC had a soft night with all repeats, led by “Fear Factor” at 8 (3.7/11 in adults 18-49, 9.5 million viewers overall), while ABC struggled with the premiere of theatrical “A Beautiful Mind” (2.0/5 in adults 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 6.1/16; Fox, 4.2/11; NBC, 3.3/9; ABC, 2.0/5; UPN, 1.7/5; WB, 1.2/3.

In total viewers: CBS, 17.0 million; Fox, 9.2 million; NBC, 8.0 million; ABC, 6.2 million; UPN, 3.7 million; WB, 3.2 million.

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