'Kitchen' closed, but Fox still gobbles viewers


NEW YORK -- "Hell's Kitchen" may be gone for the season, but a two-hour "TV's Funniest Moments" special kept the ratings fires somewhat warm for Fox on Monday night.

Fox won the night in both key audience measures, though a repeat "Two and a Half Men" was the top show in viewership and adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research.

The Fox special won both hours between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the adults 18-49 demo with 7.2 million viewers and a 2.5 rating/7 share in the demo. CBS interrupted Fox at 9 p.m. with a repeat "Men" (9.3 million, 3.0/9) that was the night's big winner. ABC's "Fat March" (5.6 million, 2.2/6) came in third in the 9 p.m. hour.

CBS' repeat "CSI: Miami" (7.6 million, 2.2/6) won in both measures at 10 p.m. over a repeat "Supernanny" (5.1 million, 2.1/6) and NBC's "Dateline" (4.7 million, 1.6/5).

Monday averages: Fox (7.2 million, 2.5/7); CBS (6.9 million, 2.2/6); ABC (5.9 million, 2.3/6); NBC (3.8 million, 1.4/4); and the CW (1.8 million, 0.7/2).