Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

NBC notched another young-adults victory on Monday behind a winning perf at 10 for rookie drama “Medium,” which was the night’s top-rated program in adults 18-49, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen. CBS led the night in total viewers and tied NBC for the lead in adults 25-54.

“Medium” (6 rating/15 share in adults 18-49, 15.8 million viewers overall) won in its tough 10 o’clock hour over a repeat of CBS drama “CSI: Miami” (5.1/12 in adults 18-49, 14.8 million viewers overall) and ABC unscripted series “Supernanny,” which hit ratings highs in its third week (4.5/11 in adults 18-49, 10.7 million viewers overall).

NBC also ruled in the night’s opening hour with “Fear Factor” (4.7/12 in adults 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall), defeating Fox’s “Trading Spouses” (3.6/9 in adults 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall), the CBS comedy combo of “Still Standing” (3.1/8 in adults 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall) and “Listen Up” (3.1/8 in adults 18-49, 9.9 million viewers overall) and ABC’s down-trending “How’d They Do That” (2.7/7 in adults 18-49, 8 million viewers overall).

CBS took control at 9 with a repeat of “Everybody Loves Raymond” (5.7/13 in adults 18-49, 17.7 million viewers overall) and an original “Two and a Half Men” (5.8/13 in adults 18-49, 17.2 million viewers overall). Fox’s “24” was a solid second (4.9/11 in adults 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall), over ABC’s improving “The Bachelorette” (4.1/9 in adults 18-49, 9 million viewers overall) and NBC’s repeat of “Las Vegas” (3.9/9 in adults 18-49, 10.7 million viewers overall).

Preliminary adults 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 4.9/11; CBS, 4.6/11; Fox, 4.2/10; ABC, 3.7/9; WB, 2/3; UPN, 1.3/3.

In total viewers: CBS, 14.1 million; NBC, 12.6 million; Fox, 9.9 million; ABC, 9.2 million; WB, 5.5 million; UPN, 3 million.

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