Fast National ratings for Monday, April 27, 2009.
FOX averaged a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49, nipping the 3.8 rating for CBS and ABC's 3.2 rating in the key demo. NBC was fourth in the demo with a 2.5 rating, followed by the 1.0 rating for The CW.
Overall, though, ABC averaged an estimated 13.99 million primetime viewers to go with a 9.2 rating/14 share. CBS was second with a 7.1/11, followed closely by the 6.7/10 for FOX. NBC's 4.0/6 was fourth. The CW's 1.5/2 was good for fifth.
ABC won the 8 p.m. hour with "Dancing with the Stars," which had an 11.9/19. FOX's "House" was on the low side, but still took second with a 6.9/11. CBS' "Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" were third. NBC's "Chuck" had a 3.6/6 for the hour. Want more info on that "Chuck" finale? It averaged just over 6.11 million viewers (up slightly from last week) and a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, stable with recent weeks. The CW was fifth with a 1.5/2 for "Gossip Girl."
The combination of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.1/19) and "Surviving Suburbia" (6.5/10) kept ABC in first at 9 p.m. CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement" averaged a 7.9/12 between them. FOX's "24" had a 6.5/10 for third, beating the 4.0/6 for the "Heroes" finale. The CW's "One Tree Hill" improved very slightly on its lead-in.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.