NBC duo deals blow to Mon. rivals


NBC's unscripted combo of "American Gladiators" and "Deal or No Deal" continued to dominate Monday night.

"Deal" (14.1 million viewers, 4.4 rating/10 share among adults 18-49) has flourished behind "Gladiators," once again finishing as the top program of the night.

"Gladiators" (10.1 million, 4.3/10) at 8 p.m. was close second among adults 18-49, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates.

Against a repeat of CBS' "CSI: Miami," NBC's "Medium" (10.1 million, 3.4/9) carried on NBC's demo winning streak into the 10 p.m. hour.

For the night, NBC averaged 11.4 million viewers and a 4.0/10 in 18-49.

Fox (8.2 million, 3.3/8) was second in adults 18-49 with "Prison Break" (7.8 million, 3.1/8) and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (8.6 million, 3.6/8).

With its lineup in reruns, CBS (9.3 million, 3.1/8) finished third in the demo, ahead of ABC's originals of "Dance Wars," "Notes From the Underbelly" and "October Road," which drew an average of 7.3 million viewers and a 2.2/5 in 18-49.