Deal Game Beats Basketball Game
NBC continues to draw big ratings with its game show Deal or No Deal. Expanding to two hours Monday night, the show scored a 9.7 rating and a 15 share in the 8:00 p.m. hour, easily beating a rerun of CBS's hit Two and a Half Men (8.4/14) and the The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.0/11). At 8:00 p.m., Deal or No Deal scored a solid 11.5/17, easily beating the start of the NCAA championship game between Florida and UCLA (8.4/12). The basketball game took over first place a 10:00 p.m., averaging a 10.1/16, ahead of NBC's The Apprentice (7.0/11 and ABC's Miracle Workers (5.0/8).