CBS wins Monday ratings duel

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NBC won the key adult demographic ratings races Monday night, while CBS
took households and total viewers, according to the Nielsen fast national
numbers.

NBC won the adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 contests with a lineup that included Fear Factor, the new Dog Eat Dog and Crossing Jordan.

CBS was a close second among adults 25-54 with its regular comedy block (King of Queens, YesDear, Everybody Loves Raymond and
Becker
) and 48 Hours.

ABC and FOX programmed repeat theatricals, 'Meet Joe Black' and 'Home Alone 3' respectively. 'Joe Black' was second among adults 18-49 and third with adults
25-54.

'Home Alone' was second with kids and teens in its 8 to 10 time period behind
NBC.

From 8 to 9 Factor won the key demo contests while the CBS comedies
were second, but won households, total viewers and persons 50-plus.

From 9 to 9:30 the first half hour of Dog beat Raymond among adults
18 to 49 and 18 to 34 but Raymond
won with adults 25-54.

But from 9:30 to 10 the second half of Dog beat Becker across
the key adult demos.

For the 9 to 10 hour, Dog won adults 18 to 49 and 18 to 34 and tied
CBS for first in adults 25-54.

From 10 to 11, Jordan won most of the demo battles but tied 48
Hours
in women 25-54.

For the night, the household numbers:
CBS, 6.9/12; NBC, 5.5/10; ABC, 4.9/9; FOX, 3.1/6.

Adults 18 to 49: NBC, 3.8/11; CBS, 3.0/9;
ABC, 2.5/7; FOX, 1.6/5.

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