CBS Wins with CSI: Miami

CBS won the ratings race in the 18-49 demo Monday night with an average 5 rating/12 share thanks to CSI: Miami, which was the night's top-rated show in the Nielsen overnight ratings with a 6.2/15 at 10 p.m.

Fox was second at a 4.6/11, thanks to 24, which won its 9-10 p.m. time period with a 5.8/13.

ABC was third with a 4.4/10 for Wife Swap and a two-hour Bachelor.

NBC was fourth at a 3.8/9. Its top show was Medium with a 4.6/12 at 10 p.m., though that was only good enough for third place in the time period.

Univision came in fifth with a 1.9/4, while UPN and The WB tied for sixth at a 1.6/4.

John Eggerton

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.