TV Ratings: Monday (1/07/08)
ABC's "Dance Wars" and NBC's "American Gladiator" went head to head for the first time last night. Who won the ratings battle? And how well did "Medium" do back in its old time slot?
The football event on FOX was of course the most watched show of the evening. "Dancing with the Stars" spin-off "Dance Wars" got off to a solid start, but it is nowhere near the parent series. Not that anyone expected it to be.
ABC drama the critics love to hate "October Road" continued to disappoint. An all-new episode barely scored half the audience "The Bachelor" used to average in the timeslot last fall.
"American Gladiators" continued to deliver the eyeballs to NBC in their regular time slot. As NBC said in their marketing communication this week - strike? what strike?
The network's 10 p.m. drama "Medium" which lost some steam on Wednesday nights last year was back with some decent numbers although still quite off from its 15+ million start in early 2005.
8:00pm Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann (10.97 million)
10:00pm October Road (5.00 million)
8:00pm How I Met Your Mother (R) (6.18 million)
8:30pm The Big Bang Theory (R) (6.36 million)
9:00pm Two and a Half Men (R) (11.56 million)
9:30pm Rules of Engagement (R) (8.05 million)
10:00pm CSI: Miami (R) (9.14 million)
8:00pm American Gladiators (10.91 million)
9:00pm Deal or No Deal (10.73 million)
10:00pm Medium (9.57 million)
8:00pm BCS Pre-Game
8:15pm BCS Championship Game: Ohio State vs. LSU (21.58 million)
8:00pm Everybody Hates Chris (R) (2.18 million)
8:30pm Aliens in America (R) (1.53 million)
9:00pm Girlfriends (R) (1.41 million)
9:30pm The Game (R) (1.61 million)