TV ratings: 'Dancing,' 'House,' 'Men' all rise Monday

two-and-a-half-men-jon-cryer-charlie-sheen-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 15, 2010

ABC kept its hold on the total-viewer lead Monday but lost the adults 18-49 race due in part to improved numbers for "House" on FOX and "Two and a Half Men" on CBS.

"Dancing With the Stars" was steady in the demo and actually rose a little in viewers Monday, but ABC fell a bit because the show was only 90 minutes long this week. The network still led the night by a good margin, though, averaging 15.3 million viewers and a 9.7 rating/15 share in households. CBS (10.6 million, 6.5/10) came in second, followed by FOX (8.4 million, 4.9/7). NBC finished fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3/5. The CW (1.7 million, 1.2/2) was at the back of the pack.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS matched its 3.4 rating from last Monday but ended up in first because ABC dipped to a 3.2. FOX took third with a 3.0. Neither NBC (1.6) nor The CW (0.9) was really competitive.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (19.8 million viewers, 12.6/19 households)
FOX: "House" (10.8 million, 6.3/9)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.9 million, 5.4/8)/"Rules of Engagement" (8 million, 4.9/7)
NBC: "Chuck" (5.55 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: "90210" (1.75 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "House" (4.0)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (22 million, 13.9/20)/"The Middle" rerun (10.05 million, 6.4/10)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (14.15 million, 8.5/13)/"Mike & Molly" (12.3 million, 8.0/12)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (6 million, 3.6/5)
NBC: "The Event" (5.7 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.7 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Two and a Half Men" (4.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Hawaii Five-0" (10.2 million, 6.4/11)
ABC: "Castle" (10 million, 6.4/11)
NBC: "Chase" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" (2.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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