dwts week 4 ratings TV ratings: 'Dancing' rules Monday again, 'Chuck,' 'HIMYM,' 'Law & Order: LA' all lowFast National ratings for Monday, April 11, 2011

“Dancing With the Stars” dominated Monday’s ratings as it typically does, but the competition put up less of a fight than usual: Shows like “How I Met Your Mother,” “Chuck,” “House” and “Law & Order: LA” all struggled.

“Dancing” was off a bit from last Monday’s show, but it still led ABC to dominant win for the evening. The Alphabet averaged 17.85 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/17 share in households, more than double the audience of its nearest competitor. CBS (7.6 million, 4.8/7) came in second, a little ahead of FOX (7.5 million, 4.5/7). NBC finished fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.5/5, while The CW’s repeats scored a meager 686,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

ABC also led the adults 18-49 demographic by a wide margin, posting a 3.9 rating to second-place FOX’s 2.5. CBS, 2.3, took third, followed by NBC, 1.4, and The CW, 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (19.35 million viewers, 12.2/19 households)
FOX: “House” (8.95 million, 5.3/8)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (6.8 million, 4.3/7)/”Mad Love” (5.45 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “Chuck” (4.05 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “90210” rerun (782,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (3.9) 9 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (21.6 million, 13.6/20)
CBS: “Mike & Molly” (7.9 million, 5.0/7)/”Two and a Half Men” rerun (7.3 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: “The Chicago Code” (6 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: LA” (5.5 million, 3.7/5)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (590,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (4.7) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (12.65 million, 8.2/13)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (9.1 million, 5.8/9)
NBC: “Law & Order: LA” (6.4 milion, 4.3/7) 18-49 leader: “Castle” (3.1) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable