Fast National ratings for Monday, April 13, 2009.

Monday night continues to offer a topsy-turvy ratings world, with ABC dominating in total viewers with "Dancing with the Stars," but the normally more mature CBS winning in the key 18-49 demographic.

CBS did a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, nipping the 4.0 rating for FOX in the all-important age group. ABC was third with a 3.4 rating, beating the 2.7 rating for NBC. The CW's 0.4 rating trailed.

Overall, though, ABC won the night easily, averaging an estimated 13.87 million viewers to go with a 9.0 rating/14 share. CBS was comfortably back in second with a 7.4/12, followed by the 6.9/10 for FOX. NBC's 4.2/7 took fourth, leaving The CW in last with a 0.7/1.

ABC started the night in first with an 11.9/18 for "Dancing with the Stars." FOX's "House" was second with a 7.2/11, while CBS' "Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" averaged a 5.9/9 between them. NBC's "Chuck" had a 3.7/6 for fourth (and a slightly-higher-than-normal 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo). The CW's "Gossip Girl" repeat trailed.

At 9 p.m. ABC won with "Dancing with the Stars" (13.0/19) and "Surviving Suburbia" (6.9/10). CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement" were second and won the hour in the 18-49 demo. FOX's "24" had a 6.5/10 for the hour, far in front of the 4.1/6 for NBC's "Heroes." The CW was last with a "One Tree Hill" repeat.

CBS moved into first at 10 p.m. with an 8.5/14 for "CSI: NY." ABC's "Castle" was second with a 5.1/8, nipping NBC's "Medium," though "Medium" held second in the 18-49 demo.

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.


A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.