USA pair stumble in a shift to NBC


The NBC premieres of USA Network's "Monk" and "Psych" showed once again that cable network programs get cable-level ratings when transported to broadcast.

Sunday night's debut of "Monk" (5.7 million viewers, 1.5 preliminary rating among adults 18 to 49 and a 4 share) and "Psych" (4.0 million, 1.3/3) came in fourth place in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours, respectively, below their previous time-period averages. NBC also ran "Dateline" (4.9 million, 1.4/5) and a repeat.

ABC won the night again, but its top-rated reality show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was a repeat at 9 p.m. "Oprah's Big Give" (9.4 million, 3.2/8) and "Here Come the Newlyweds" (7.7 million, 3.2/8) tied to lead the night in the demo. Without an original lead-in, "Big Give" dropped to its lowest rating of the season. "Newlyweds" managed to grow slightly for its season finale.

Fox was second, airing an original "King of the Hill" (5.2 million, 2.5/7) and a repeat of "Family Guy," which was the second-highest-rated show of the night (6.2 million, 3.1/7).

CBS was third with "60 Minutes" (9.8 million, 1.4/5), "Big Brother" (6.5 million, 2.1/6), an on par "Cold Case" (11.8 million, 2.7/7) in its second week back in originals, and "Dexter" (7.1 million, 2.1).