TV Ratings: Monday (1/21/08)
No one expected "Terminator" to hold on to those NFL-inflated premiere ratings from January 13 (over 18 million viewers), but in the second airing on Monday night, "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" continued its descent falling to 8.65 million. Still, the show remains a winner as it continues to build from its lead-in "Prison Break."
Earlier this season, former time slot occupant "K-Ville" also bested "Prison Break" numbers pulling in over 9 million viewers in its premiere. But while the Panama-based drama remained steady, albeit weaker than last season (7.20-8.10 million), "K-Ville" quickly lost steam and ended its run with fewer than 5 million viewers.
Next Monday both shows will be preempted for the live telecast of "State of the Union" address. When "Terminator" returns in 2 weeks will it finally level off around 8-9 million, or will it continue to go down the way of "K-Ville" or NBC's "Bionic Woman"?
NBC's "Deal Or No Deal" was again the most watched show on Monday night, while new reality shows "Dance War" and "American Gladiator" also did well. NBC's supernatural drama "Medium" benefited from a "CSI: Miami" repeat, while "Two and a Half Men" was the Eye net's top rerun and the night's second most watched show.
8:00pm Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann (9.86 million)
9:31pm Notes From the Underbelly (4.68 million)
10:01pm October Road (4.95 million)
8:00pm How I Met Your Mother [R] (7.13 million)
8:30pm The Big Bang Theory [R] (7.75 million)
9:00pm Two and a Half Men [R] (11.53 million)
9:30pm Rules of Engagement [R] (8.50 million)
10:00pm CSI: Miami [R] (10.38 million)
8:00pm American Gladiators (10.08 million)
9:00pm Deal or No Deal (14.13 million)
10:00pm Medium (10.07 million)
8:00pm Prison Break (7.81 million)
9:00pm Terminator (8.65 million)
8:00pm Everybody Hates Chris [R] (2.32 million)
8:30pm Aliens in America [R] (1.40 million)
9:00pm Girlfriends [R] (1.37 million)
9:30pm The Game [R] (1.66 million)