ABC Options More Repurposed Monk


Buoyed by its rating success during the summer, ABC will air additional
reruns of USA Network's popular crime series, Monk.

ABC aired four Tuesday-night episodes of the detective series, starring Tony
Shalhoub, in August. It will now telecast eight more Monk shows on
Thursdays beginning Sept. 26, according to USA representatives.

Like the summer airings, ABC will offer Monk episodes days after the
show initially airs on USA.

ABC is hoping to recapture the surprise ratings success it experienced during
its summer repurposing experiment. Monk averaged a respectable 5.4 in its
four runs to date, Aug. 13 through Sept. 3, on ABC.

USA is averaging a 3.4 rating for its Friday-night Monk