'The Event' and 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' both rise. A little.
Kendra Wilkinson performs on Monday's 'Dancing with the Stars'
"Dancing with the Stars" was way up from last week and led into a surprisingly strong sample episode of the Wednesday comedy "Better with You," leading ABC to an easy ratings rout on Monday night against mostly repeats and NBC.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 3.2 rating, far ahead of CBS' 1.9 rating in the key demographic. NBC and FOX both posted 1.2 ratings in third, with The CW's 0.9 rating coming in a close fifth.
Overall, ABC averaged an estimated 15.4 million viewers to go with a 9.6 rating/15 share. CBS was way back in second with a 4.3/7 and 6.72 million viewers. FOX claimed third with a 2.9/4 and 4.47 million viewers, nipping the 2.8/4 and 4.35 million viewers for NBC. The CW averaged 1.665 million viewers and a 1.1/2 for the night.
8 p.m. -
Without any real competition, "Dancing with the Stars" rose sharply to 21.11 million viewers and a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49 for ABC in the 8 p.m. hour. A repeat of "How I Met Your Mother" (5.26 million viewers and a 1.6 demo rating) and a new "Mad Love" (5.57 million viewers and a 2.0 demo) gave CBS second place, beating the 4.82 million viewers and 1.5 demo rating for FOX's "House" repeat. NBC was fourth with 2.85 million viewers and a 0.9 demo rating for a repeat of "Chuck." A new "90210
" averaged nearly 1.8 million viewers and a 0.9 demo rating for The CW, both up from last week.
9 p.m. -
ABC won the 9 p.m. hour with "Dancing with the Stars" (23.28 million and a 4.9 demo rating) and "Better with You" (11.65 million viewers and a 2.6 demo rating). [Note that "Dancing" was up by over 1.2 million from the same half-hour last week, but "Better with You" was up by nearly 3.2 million from last week's "Cougar Town" appearance, though the latter comedy did have to go against a new "Mike & Molly."] CBS was second with the 7.74 million viewers and 2.2 demo rating for repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike & Molly." NBC's "The Event
" capitalized on the lack of competition to draw 4.43 million viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, both up notably (though still low, obviously). That beat the 4.115 million viewers and 1.0 demo rating for FOX's repeat of "Chicago Code." The CW's new "Gossip Girl
" averaged 1.535 million viewers and a 0.8 demo rating in fifth.
10 p.m. - ABC's repeat of "Castle" won the 10 p.m. hour overall with 7.615 million viewers and finished second with a 1.6 demo rating. CBS' repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" was second overall with just under 7 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.7 demo rating. NBC's new "Law & Order: Los Angeles" improved to 5.76 million viewers and a 1.3 demo rating against those repeats, but couldn't climb out of third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.