TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' scores again Monday

jennifer-derek-dwts.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

A highly touted "Monday Night Football" matchup on ESPN and a deciding game in the baseball playoffs appeared to steal some viewers from broadcast TV Monday. Several shows, including "Hawaii Five-0," "The Event" and "House," dipped significantly compared to last week. ABC and "Dancing With the Stars," however, escaped relatively unscathed.

ABC averaged 17.2 million viewers and a 10.9 rating/17 share in households Monday night, pretty close to its totals a week ago. CBS (10.25 million, 6.4/10) was down about a million viewers from last week but still finished second by a good margin over FOX (7.55 million, 4.6/7). NBC came in fourth with 5.6 million people and a 3.5/5, while The CW drew 1.8 million viewers and a 1.2/2.

(Ratings for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" telecast and TBS' baseball coverage will be available later in the day or on Wednesday.)

Adults 18-49 also favored ABC, which scored a 3.8 rating in the demographic. CBS came in second with a 3.4, followed by FOX at 2.7. NBC (1.9) fell below the 2.0 mark but was still a full point better than The CW (0.9).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (19 million viewers, 12.0/18 households)
FOX: "House" (9.55 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.5 million, 5.1/8)/"Rules of Engagement" (8 million, 4.9/7)
NBC: "Chuck" (5.35 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "90210" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (3.7)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (20.6 million, 13.1/19)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (13.2 million, 8.1/12)/"Mike & Molly" (10.8 million, 6.7/10)
NBC: "The Event" (6.45 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (5.5 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (4.4)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" (12.1 million, 7.7/13)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (10.5 million, 6.8/11)
NBC: "Chase" (5 million, 3.3/5)

18-49 leader: "Castle" (3.2)

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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