dancing may 2 ratings 320 TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' rules Monday again, 'Chuck' ticks upFast National ratings for Monday, May 2, 2011

Increased competition meant that the ratings for “Dancing With the Stars” dipped from last week’s numbers, but ABC still led Monday night by a wide margin. Elsewhere, “Chuck” rose a little in the 18-49 demographic over its last original episode (1.4 vs. 1.3), as did “Law & Order: LA,” while “House” and “The Chicago Code” were both down.

ABC drew 18 million viewers and an 11.4 rating/17 share in households Monday, more than double the average for No. 2 CBS (7.8 million, 5.0/8). FOX came in third with 7 million viewers and a 4.2/6). NBC (4.3 million, 2.8/4) finished fourth. The CW fell from last week, drawing 1.4 million people and a 1.0/1.

ABC also won the adults 18-49 race handily, averaging a 3.9 rating in the demo. CBS, 2.4, beat out FOX, 2.2, for second place. NBC averaged 1.4 and The CW 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (19.6 million viewers, 12.4/19 households)
FOX: “House” (8.5 million, 5.0/8)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (6.7 million, 4.2/7)/”Mad Love” (5.75 million, 3.6/5)
NBC: “Chuck” (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “90210” (1.5 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (4.0) 9 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (22.2 million, 13.9/20)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (7.6 million, 4.9/7)/”Mike & Molly” (8.1 million, 5.0/7)
FOX: “The Chicago Code” (5.5 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “The Event” (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (4.7) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (12.2 million, 8.0/12)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (9.4 million, 6.0/9)
NBC: “Law & Order: LA” (4.8 million, 3.3/5) 18-49 leader: “Castle” (2.9) 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