Ratings: Monday (2/18/08)
NBC's "Deal Or No Deal" soars to the top of the ratings chart on Monday night, beating the season finale of ABC's "Dance War" and giving lead-out "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" the required Nielsen muscle to beat FOX's "Terminator."
"Deal Or No Deal" pulled in almost 19 million viewers in its concluding moments. Who would have thought when this suitcase show premiered just before Christmas 2005 it would remain one of the most popular shows on television in its third season?
The season finale of "Prison Break" scored only 7.40 million viewers, well below its season average as well as last year's finale numbers. Meanwhile, the premiere of CW's "Girlicious" was underwhelming with fewer than 2 million people tuning in.
8:00pm Dance War (9.15 million)
10:01pm October Road (4.42 million)
8:00pm How I Met Your Mother (R) (6.20 million)
8:30pm Welcome to the Captain (5.45 million)
9:00pm Two and a Half Men (R) (12.35 million)
9:30pm The New Adventures of Old Christine (9.38 million)
10:00pm CSI: Miami (R) (9.57 million)
8:00pm Deal or No Deal (16.85 million)
9:00pm My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad (9.82 million)
10:00pm Medium (8.45 million)
8:00pm Prison Break (7.40 million)
9:00pm Terminator (8.09 million)
8:00pm Gossip Girl (R) (1.20 million)
9:00pm Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (1.77 million)