TV ratings: 'Dancing,' 'House' top Monday; 'Trauma' and 'Lie to Me' soft

tombergeron_dancingwiththestars_290.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

"Dancing with the Stars" and "House" remained strong Monday, allowing their respective networks to claim a share of the ratings win for the night. The season premiere of "Lie to Me" wasn't as healthy, however, and the debut of "Trauma" on NBC, while soft, at least built a little on its lead-in.

ABC led the night overall with 14.3 million viewers and a 9.4 rating/15 share in households. CBS (11.7 million, 7.4/11) beat out FOX (11.1 million, 6.6/10) for second place. NBC was pretty far back in fourth with 6.1 million viewers and a 3.9/6. The CW (2.5 million, 1.6/2) was in the back of the pack as usual.

Thanks to "House," FOX won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.3, edging CBS' 4.1. ABC scored a 3.2 to take third. NBC came in fourth with a 2.2, a point better than The CW's 1.2.

Monday night hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing with the Stars" (16.5 million viewers, 10.8/17 households)
FOX: "House" (14.4 million, 8.4/13)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.7 million, 5.5/9)/"Accidentally on Purpose" (8.1 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Heroes" (5.8 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.6 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "House" (5.7)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing with the Stars" (16.8 million, 11.0/16)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (13.6 million, 8.2/12)/"The Big Bang Theory" (13 million, 7.8/12)
FOX: "Lie to Me" season premiere (7.7 million, 4.8/7)
NBC: "Trauma" series premiere (6.9 million, 4.4/7)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (2.3 million, 1.6/2)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (5.1)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: Miami" (13.5 million, 8.8/15)
ABC: "Castle" (9.6 million, 6.4/11)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (5.6 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader: "CSI: Miami" (4.1)

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

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