‘Miami,’ ’24’ top Monday

Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

“CSI: Miami” helped CBS claim Monday’s primetime ratings race in key categories, but Fox held tough with more good numbers from “24.”

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “CSI: Miami” (6.5 rating/16 share in adults 18-49, 19.8 million viewers overall) stood as Monday’s top show, defeating ABC’s “The Bachelor: Paris” (3.9/10 in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall) and NBC’s repeat of “Medium” (2.5/6 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall).

Fox’s “24” (5.7/13 in 18-49, 13.8 million viewers overall) ruled the 9 o’clock hour in key demos and for the season is up 17% in 18-49 and 15% in total viewers compared to the first six hours of a year ago. CBS laffer “Two and a Half Men” performed well with a repeat at 9 (5.0/11 in 18-49, 15.3 million viewers overall), and new entry “Courting Alex” (4.5/10 in 18-49, 13.5 million viewers overall) held onto about 90% of that lead-in. ABC was above average with its “In Style: Celebrity Weddings” spec (3.7/8 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall), and NBC was a distant fourth with a repeat of “Las Vegas” (2.5/6 in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall).

ABC won in demos from 8 to 9 with “Wife Swap” (3.8/10 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall), while Fox’s competing unscripted skein “Skating With Celebrities” (3.3/8 in 18-49, 9.9 million viewers overall) placed second in the demo and first in total viewers; “Skating” was down from its week-ago premiere (3.7/9 in 18-49).

At the WB, “7th Heaven” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall) had one of its best deliveries of the season.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 4.9/12; Fox, 4.5/11; ABC, 3.8/9; NBC, 2.5/6; WB, 1.6/4; UPN, 1.3/3.

In total viewers: CBS, 14.5 million; Fox, 11.9 million; ABC, 8.8 million; NBC, 7.7 million; WB, 4.2 million.

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