Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Overnight TV Ratings

"24" was solid, "Heroes" continues to impress and new CBS sitcoms "The Class" and "Rules Of Engagement" both did great jobs of holding (or building) on their lead-ins. You can't ask for anything more. At 10 p.m., "Studio 60" is now officially floundering -- despite massive publicity and a switch to more "romantic" storylines that get away from the actualy story of putting on a show every week, the show is dropping below 7 million viewers, losing more than 55% of its lead-in. It's now hitting the same numbers as my beloved "Friday Night Lights," and with the most compatible lead-in imaginable thanks to the red hot "Heroes." They'll put it in another timeslot and then put it out of its misery.

Personally, I enjoyed "Heroes" last night, but haven't got around to "24" yet. And yes, it's pretty telling which shows you watch right away and which ones you don't mind taking a day or two to catch up with. I did catch up with Sunday's "Extras," which had one hilarious bit of physical comedy involving an exploding bottle of water and a typically cringe-inducing finale. For a complete ratings breakdown, go to MediaWeek's Marc Berman.

8 p.m.
1. Deal Or No Deal -- 16.06 million viewers
2. 24 -- 13.13 million
3. How I Met Your Mother -- 9.81 million/The Class -- 8.97 million
4. Wife Swap -- 8.32 million
5. Everybody Hates Chris -- 2.79 million/All Of Us -- 2.56 million

9 p.m.
1. Heroes -- 14.68 million
2. Two and a Half Men -- 15.62 million /Rules Of Engagement -- 13.5 million
3. 24 -- 13.68 million
4. Supernanny -- 9.74 million
5. Girlfriends -- 2.62 million/The Game -- 2.54 million

10 p.m.
1. CSI: Miami -- 19.85 million
2. Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip -- 6.56 million
3. Wht About Brian -- 5.55 million

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