CBS, Fox Tie For Monday Win
ABC failed to draw a crowd with its summer reality show, The Scholar, about high shool kids competing for a scholoarship, while Fox continued to serve up some solid numbers with its new reality show, Hell's Kitchen, the culinary arts' answer to Apprentice.
Hell's Kitchen was Fox's big ratings winner (3.2/3), while CBS drew its strength from repeats of CSI: Miami (3.2/9), Raymond (2.9/9) and Two and a Half Men (3.3/9), the night's highest rated show, old or new.
NBC was third on the night in the 18-49 demo with a 2.1/6. Its best show was a repeat of Medium at 10 (2.5/7).
ABC trailed with neither The Scholar (1.3/4) nor theatrical Patch Adams able to generate much in the way of eyeballs.
The Scholar continued a precipitous slide from its premiere 1.9/5 two weeks ago to a 1.6/5 last week.
UPN just nudged out The WB, with a 1/3 for its repeats vs. a .9/3 for a WB lineup that included a new episode of Summerland.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.