TV ratings: 'Dancing' swings another Monday win

pam-damian-dwts-tango.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, April 26, 2010

The absence of Kate Gosselin didn't hurt "Dancing With the Stars" much Monday as the show cruised to another overall ratings win. "House," however, scored well enough among adults 18-49 to lead FOX to a demographic victory.

In the overall numbers, ABC (14.5 million viewers, 9.5 rating/15 share in households) led by a wide margin over FOX (9.9 million, 6.1/9). A night of (mostly) repeats on CBS took third with 7.9 million viewers and a 5.1/8. NBC (5.35 million, 3.4/5) came in fourth, followed by The CW (2.05 million, 1.3/2), which saw "Gossip Girl" improve a bit on its recent numbers.

Among adults 18-49, FOX's 3.5 rating beat out ABC's 3.3 for the lead. CBS came in third with a 2.7. NBC's 1.7 was good enough to top The CW's 1.1 for fourth.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (19.3 million viewers, 12.5/20 households)
FOX: "House" (10.6 million, 6.6/10)
NBC: "Chuck" (6 million, 3.7/6)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/5)/"Rules of Engagement" (6.7 million, 4.2/7)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.1 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "House" (4.1)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (21.9 million, 14.2/22)/"Romantically Challenged" (10 million, 6.7/10)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun (9.7 million, 6.2/9)/"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (10.6 million, 6.7/10)
FOX: "24" (9.2 million, 5.5/8)
NBC: "Trauma" season finale (5.3 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (2 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing with the Stars" (5.0)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" rerun (8.1 million, 5.6/10)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun (7.9 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: "Law & Order" rerun (4.8 million, 3.3/6)

18-49 leader: "Castle" and "CSI: Miami" tied at 2.0

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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