Fast National ratings for Monday, April 20, 2009.

Another dominant performance by "Dancing with the Stars" pushed ABC to an easy Monday night ratings win in most key measures.

ABC averaged a 3.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, beating the 3.0 rating for CBS in the key demographic. FOX was a close third in the key demographic with a 2.8 rating, followed by the 2.6 rating for NBC. The CW's 1.2 rating trailed.

Overall, ABC averaged an estimated 14.76 million viewers to go with a 9.6 rating/15 share. FOX and CBS were a distant second with a 5.8/9. NBC's 4.1/7 was fourth, topping the 1.6/2 for The CW.

ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" controlled the 8 p.m. hour with a 12.5/20. FOX's special airing of "Bones" had a 5.4/8. CBS aired repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" and beat the 3.6/6 for NBC's "Chuck." The CW's "Gossip Girl" trailed with a 1.6/2.

At 9 p.m. ABC stayed in first with "Dancing with the Stars" (13.9/21) and "Surviving Suburbia" (7.2/11). A repeat of "Two and a Half Men" and a new "Rules of Engagement" averaged a 6.8/10 for CBS in second. Without its "House" lead-in, FOX's "24" slipped to a 6.1/9 in third, bettering the 3.9/6 for "Heroes." The CW's "One Tree Hill" nearly mirrored its lead-in.

CBS won the 10 p.m. hour with a repeat of "The Mentalist," which nipped the 5.7/9 for ABC's "Castle." NBC's "Medium" was third overall with a 4.9/8, but won the hour in the key 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.

 

 

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