'Kitchen' cleans up; NBC wins two hours


NEW YORK -- NBC won two hours in primetime Monday, but it was "Hell's Kitchen" that won the night in adults 18-49 for Fox, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research.

NBC got the night started at 8 p.m. with a win for "The Singing Bee" (7.8 million, 2.4 rating/8 share in adults 18-49), though ABC's "Wife Swap" (6.4 million, 2.4/8) tied in the demo.

CBS' repeat "Two and a Half Men" (9 million, 2.6/7) won at 9 p.m. in viewership but "Hell's Kitchen" (8.7 million, 4.1/12) stayed hot and won the hour in adults 18-49 as well as viewership. It crushed the premiere of ABC's "Fat March" (4.4 million, 1.6/5) as well as the finale of NBC's "Age of Love" (7 million, 2.5/7).

NBC returned to win at 10 p.m. in both viewership and adults 18-49 with "Dateline" (8 million, 2.5/7), which came out ahead of a usually strong repeat "CSI: Miami" (7.4 million, 2.1/6) and ABC's "Supernanny" (5 million, 2.2/6).

Monday averages: NBC (7.6 million, 2.5/7); CBS (7 million, 2.1/6); Fox (6.5 million, 3.0/9); ABC (5.3 million, 2.1/6); and the CW (1.6 million, 0.6/2).