CBS's lineup of sitcom reruns outran ABC's Stanley Cup finals game and narrowly beat NBC in the Monday night ratings.
Everybody Loves Raymond was high scorer for CBS, hitting a 4.9 rating, 14 share among adults 18-49 and drawing 14 million viewers in Nielsen fast national numbers. The New Jersey Devils 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche in that Stanley Cup game on ABC drew a 2.0/6 with 4.5 million viewers and a 3.1 household rating.
Weakest Link drew a 4.9/13 with 13.5 million viewers to help NBC to a 3.8 average rating among 18-49ers on the night, second to CBS's 4.2. CBS also edged NBC in total viewers, 12.2 million to 10.4 million. Fox reruns of Boston Public and Ally McBeal gave it a 2.7 average on the night. - Richard Tedesco