Net has added three solid pieces to its sked in "Joan of Arcadia," "Two and a Half Men" and "Cold Case," while military crime drama "Navy NCIS" has also performed well.
Net's comedies on Monday, bolstered by the addition of "Eve" in the 8:30 slot, are working very well, averaging an 8 share in women 18-34 and on par with its solid year-ago perf on the night.
Postseason pigskin proved a ratings tonic for ABC last week, as four primetime college and professional football games put the Alphabet net in the ratings end zone for the first time this season.
CBS and NBC battled to a draw in the adults 18-49 demographic on the first Monday of the new year, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, led respectively by "CSI: Miami" and "Fear Factor."
Even with two games having a direct impact on the national championship, collective ratings for college football's Bowl Championship Series games on ABC were down a bit vs. a year ago.
ABC dominated the primetime ratings race on Sunday thanks to college football's Sugar Bowl matchup between Louisiana State and Oklahoma, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
It divorced itself quickly from "Coupling" and few viewers cared to enter its "Lyon's Den," but NBC still has enough in the tank to remain the odds-on favorite to capture the season.
Football played a key role in the season's lightest week of television viewing, as every major broadcast net but NBC benefited from a pigskin push. And ESPN dominated among cablers with its weekend…
Primetime leaders NBC and CBS scored easy victories last week, with weekend movies powering the Peacock in the key young adult demo and Jerry Bruckheimer crime dramas propelling the Eye in total…
Fox prevailed Wednesday in key demo categories behind another dominant perf from reality skein "The Simple Life," according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
With "Survivor," "CSI" and "Rudolph's" red nose pointing the way, a red-hot CBS notched victories in key primetime ratings categories last week.
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