Overnight Ratings: Heroes Returns, Holds Up Against 24

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NBC's Heroes maintained its superpower status Monday night, airing its first original episode since Dec. 4, this time against Fox's stalwart 24. Heroes scored with a 6.5 rating/15 share in the key 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnights; the numbers were identical to Dec. 4. The show helped NBC to No. 1 for the night (5.0/12).

The Peacock's Studio 60 also returned for a seven-week run. It earned a 3.2/8 in the demo, up a bit from its last original episode, which also aired Dec. 4 and earned a 3.0/8.

24 was down a bit from last week, when its sixth-season premiere aired over four hours on two nights. Jan. 14's two hours scored a 6.0/13 and Jan. 15's a 5.9/13. Monday night's numbers were a 5.4/12. Fox was No. 2 for the night with a 4.8/11.

CBS was third with a 4.6/11 for its comedy lineup and CSI: Miami, its highest-rated show at a 6.0/15.

ABC came in fourth place with a 3.2/8 for Wife Swap, Supernanny and What About Brian (continuing to perform poorly in the 10-11 slot, earning just a 2.4/6 against CSI and Studio 60).

The CW earned a 1.1/3 for its comedy lineup

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