TV Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' continues to dominate, 'Body of Proof' debuts strong

mike-dwts-lacey.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Same story, different day. ABC continued to dominate the ratings game, thanks to their star player,  "Dancing With the Stars." Using their "Dancing" juggernaut as a lead-in, ABC's new drama "Body of Proof" debuted strong. Unfortunately, CBS' critically acclaimed series "The Good Wife" hit a series low in the demo.

While ABC didn't completely obliterate the competition like they did on Monday, they still won the night in impressive fashion:15.1 million viewers (with an 9.6 rating/15 share in households) CBS was close behind with 14.4 million viewers and a 9.0/14. NBC (6.3 million, 3.9/6) came in third overall, followed by FOX (3.7 million, 2.3/4). As per usual, The CW finished last with just 760,000 viewers and a 0.3/1.

ABC also ruled the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.3 rating. CBS took a close second in the demo with a 3.1. NBC scored a 2.3 and FOX settled for fourth with a 1.3. The CW trailed with a 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS" (18.2 million viewers, 11.1/18 households)
ABC: "Dancing With the Stars: The Story So Far"  (12.6 million, 8.1/13)
NBC:
"Biggest Loser: Couples" (6.7 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (4.4 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (735,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (3.8)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (18.8 million, 11.8/18)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.2 million, 9.4/14)
NBC: "Biggest Loser: Couples" (7.4 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "Raising Hope" rerun (3.6 million, 2.1/3)/"Traffic Light" (2.6 million, 1.6/2)
The CW: "Hellcats" rerun (725,000, 0.5/1)

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

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Body of Proof" (13.8 million, 9.0/15)
CBS:
"The Good Wife" rerun (9.9 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: "Parenthood" (4.7 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: "Body of Proof" (3.0)

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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