Fox dating show 'Mr. Personality' has strong premiere
NEW YORK (AP) — Mr. Personality, the Fox reality dating show with Monica Lewinsky as host, displayed a dominant personality with viewers for its premiere Monday night, according to Nielsen Media Research figures.
In its time period, Mr. Personality placed second, with 12.2 million viewers, to CBS' back-to-back Everybody Loves Raymond episodes, which averaged 13.8 million viewers. NBC's Third Watch and ABC's The Practice ranked third and fourth, respectively.
In the 18-to-49-year-old demographic, Mr. Personality decisively won, with a 5.7 rating and 14 share, compared to CBS (4.7 rating, 12 share), NBC (4.1 rating, 10 share), and ABC (2.7 rating, 7 share). A ratings point represents 1,067,000 households, or 1% of the nation's estimated 106.7 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.
Mr. Personality features a single woman wooed by 20 masked men, with Lewinsky by her side for support. Lewinsky first gained national attention as a White House intern who had a sexual relationship with President Clinton.