CBS gets by on laughs, crime


CBS won Monday night's ratings battle for households, viewers and adults 18
through 49 and 25 through 54 with its regular lineup including the
Everybody Loves Raymond-driven comedy block from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and CSI: Miami.

NBC was second with two hours of Fear Factor followed by the
Crossing Jordan season finale.

ABC was third with bloopers and a two-hour The Practice finale.

Fox was fourth across most of the key categories (although second among
adults 18 through 34) with Boston Public and Mr.

For the night, the Nielsen Media Research fast affiliate ratings, households: CBS 9.9
rating/15 share, NBC 7.4/12, ABC 6.6/10 and Fox 4.6/7.

Adults 18 through 49: CBS 5.2/13, NBC 4.8/12, ABC 3.2/8 and Fox 3.1/8.

In the Nielsen local metered markets, The WB Television Network averaged a 6.2/9 with 7th
and Everwood, while UPN averaged a 3.0/4 with The
, One on One, Girlfriends and Half & Half.