TV ratings: 'Dancing' stays on top Monday; 'The Event' erodes some more

tony-audrina-dwts-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

The audience for "Dancing With the Stars" fell a little bit Monday but still led ABC to the top of the night's Nielsen ratings. The other networks stayed more or less in line with last week, although "Lie to Me" improved some on "Lone Star" for FOX and "The Event" lost more than a million viewers for the second straight week on NBC.

ABC scored 17.4 million viewers and an 11.0 rating/17 share in households for the night, winning the total-viewer race by 6 million people over CBS (11.3 million, 6.9/11). FOX came in third with 8.25 million viewers and a 5.0/7, while NBC (6.2 million, 3.8/6) took fourth. The CW (2 million, 1.4/2) was up slightly over last week.

Adults 18-49 also favored ABC, which earned a 3.9 rating in the demographic. CBS, 3.6, finished second, followed by FOX at 3.0. NBC managed only a 2.0, while The CW came in at 1.1.

Monday's hourly numbers:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (19.5 million viewers, 12.2/19 households)
FOX: "House" (10.5 million, 6.3/10)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.6 million, 5.3/8)/"Rules of Engagement" (8.45 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Chuck" (5.4 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "90210" (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (4.1)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (20.7 million, 13.1/20)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (14.2 million, 8.5/13)/"Mike & Molly" (12.3 million, 7.4/11)
NBC: "The Event" (7.5 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: "Lie to Me" season premiere (6 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (2.1 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (4.6)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Hawaii Five-0" (12 million, 7.6/13)
ABC: "Castle" 11.9 million, 7.8/13)
NBC: "Chase" (5.8 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" (3.5)

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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