TV ratings: 'Dancing' dominates Monday

mya2_dwts_290.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

"Dancing with the Stars" and "Castle" both saw their ratings grow on Monday -- although that might not last, as ABC affiliates in a few markets were airing "Monday Night Football" instead.

As things stand now, though, ABC won the night by a comfortable margin, and FOX held onto the demographic lead even though "House" took a dip.

ABC averaged 15.7 million viewers and a 10.1 rating/16 share in households. CBS (11.1 million, 7.2/11) came in second, a little ahead of FOX (10.6 million, 6.2/9). NBC was a distant fourth with 5.1 million viewers and a 3.3/5. The CW (2.1 million, 1.5/2) brought up the rear.

FOX grabbed first in the adults 18-49 demo with a 4.1 rating, beating out CBS (3.8) and ABC (3.6). Neither NBC, 1.8, nor The CW, 1.0, made much noise.

Monday's hourly results:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing with the Stars" (17.1 million viewers, 11.0/16 households)
FOX: "House" (13.1 million, 7.6/11)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.2 million, 5.4/8)/"Accidentally on Purpose" (7.2 million, 4.7/7)
NBC: "Heroes" (5.4 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.2 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: "House" (5.1)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing with the Stars" (18.5 million, 11.8/17)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (13.1 million, 8.3/12)/"The Big Bang Theory" (12.2 million, 7.7/11)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (8.1 million, 4.7/7)
NBC: "Trauma" (5.5 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (2.1 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (4.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" (13 million, 8.5/14)
ABC: "Castle" (11.6 million, 7.5/12)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (4.3 million, 2.9/5)

18-49 leader: "CSI: Miami" (3.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable
SHARE IT ON: