‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘Fear Factor’ rock Monday

Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

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.”

“CSI: Miami” (6.9/17 in adults 18-49, 20.3 million viewers overall) was the evening’s No. 1 program, easily defeating the premiere of NBC’s “Average Joe 2: Hawaii” (4.9/12 in adults 18-49, 9.6 million viewers). The Eye net, which easily led the night in adults 25-54 and total viewers, also received solid scores from original segs of “Everybody Loves Raymond” (6.3/15 in adults 18-49, 19.0 million viewers) and “Two and a Half Men” (5.6/13 in adults 18-49, 16.7 million viewers).

NBC was strong from 8 to 10 with a twins episode of “Fear Factor” (6.7/18 in adults 18-49, 15.2 million viewers) and rookie drama “Las Vegas” (5.7/14 in adults 18-49, 13.5 million viewers). Both shows hit season highs and led the net to victory on the night in adults 18-34 and key male demos; given the strong showing by this pair, however, the preem numbers of “Average Joe 2” were only so-so.

ABC successfully launched its post-football Monday movie night with the premiere of theatrical hit “Cast Away.” Pic, which built its aud throughout the night, averaged a 4.5/11 in adults 18-49 and 13.9 million viewers overall, overwhelming Fox’s repeat of “Big Daddy” (2.3/6 in adults 18-49, 5.6 million viewers).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 5.8/14; NBC, 5.8/14; ABC, 4.5/11; Fox, 2.3/6; WB, 1.7/4; UPN, 1.4/3.

In total viewers: CBS, 17.2 million; ABC, 13.9 million; NBC, 12.8 million; Fox, 5.6 million; WB, 5.0 million; UPN, 3.4 million.

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