ABC's season debut of its weekly "Monday Night Football" broadcast likely weakened the finale of NBC's "For Love Or Money 2," but according to's premilinary Fast National ratings, the series still finished strongly.

"Monday Night Football," featuring a repeat of last NFL season's NFC championship game and the Super Bowl winning Tampa Bay Bucs, scored a 12.1/19 rating/share average from 9 to 11 PM to win the two-hour block. The finale of NBC's "For Love Or Money 2" however was a strong second, posting a 7.7/11 in it's first hour and improving to a 9.5/15 for the second hour of the two-hour finale.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the two-hour averaged 11 million overall viwers and a 5.7/14 rating/share in the all-important Adults 18-49 demographic, the second highest nonsports Adults 18-49 numbers this summer (behind only the finale of the original "For Love Or Money" series.) The "For Love Or Money 2" finale peaked at 14.3 million viewers and a 6.9/18 from 10:30-11 PM.

At 9 PM, CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The King of Queens" averaged a 7.2/11 for CBS while FOX placed fourth with "Paradise Hotel," 4.0/6.