Nathan Fillion of 'Castle'
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" dominated its two primetime hours on Monday and gave the network a convincing win overall and a slim win among younger viewers.
NBC, meanwhile, had a little bit of good news, as both "The Event
" and "Chase" ended a string of steady week-to-week drops dating back to the series premieres of both shows. That will be small solace for the fourth place network.
Among adults 18-49, ABC won the night with a 3.5 rating, nipping the 3.3 rating for CBS in the key demographic. FOX was a solid third with a 2.8 rating, with NBC's 1.9 rating following. The CW was in repeats on Monday and did a 0.5 rating.
Overall, it was a rout for ABC, which averaged an estimated 16.734 million viewers to go with a 10.7 rating/17 share. CBS was a distant second with a 6.4/10 and 10.245 million viewers. FOX's 7.6 million viewers and a 4.6/7 finished third, with NBC's 3.5/5 and 5.6 million viewers finishing fourth. The CW's repeats were a distant fifth with a 0.7/1 and an estimated 1.05 million viewers.
8 p.m. --
"Dancing with the Stars" averaged 18.43 million viewers and a 3.7 demo rating to control the 8 p.m. hour for ABC. FOX's "House
" averaged 9.49 million viewers and finished a close second with a 3.5 demo rating. CBS' "How I Met Your Mother
" and "Rules of Engagement" were on the low side with 7.96 million viewers in third. NBC's "Chuck
" did what "Chuck" does, averaging 5.26 million viewers (tiny bit down from last week) and a 1.9 demo rating. The CW's repeat of "90210" was fifth with 1.21 million viewers.
9 p.m. --
In the 9 p.m. hour, "Dancing with the Stars" averaged 20.15 million viewers and a 4.2 demo rating. CBS' "Two and a Half Men" (13.39 million and a 4.3 demo) and "Mike & Molly" (10.98 million and a 3.4 demo) were second. NBC's "The Event" averaged 6.37 million viewers and a 2.2 demo rating, same as last week in the demo and down fewer than 100,000 viewers overall, basically flat. FOX's "Lie to Me
" was fourth with 5.71 million views. The CW's "Gossip Girls" repeat averaged 881,000 viewers.
10 p.m. --
ABC's "Castle" won the 10 p.m. hour overall with an estimated 11.63 million viewers, but the series was down in the demo with a 2.7 rating, finishing second. CBS' "Hawaii Five-0
" averaged 10.586 million viewers and won the hour with a 2.9 demo rating. NBC's "Chase" didn't have impressive numbers with 5.17 million viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, but both numbers were very, very slightly up from last week.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.