TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' up, new shows all down

audrina-dwts-0927.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 27, 2010

The second Monday the TV season saw every new show take a dip in the ratings, while "Dancing With the Stars" actually improved some in total viewers leading ABC to a big win for the night.

"Mike & Molly" held up the best of the newcomers, falling by a little over a million viewers and two tenths of a point in adults 18-49 compared to last week. "Hawaii Five-0" lost about 1.5 million viewers, while "The Event" was down by about 2 million people. FOX's "Lone Star" didn't make any sort of comeback either.

ABC led the night with 18.5 million viewers and an 11.8 rating/18 share in households. CBS (11.15 million, 6.9/11) came in second. FOX (6.92 million, 4.2/6) and NBC (6.89 million, 4.1/6) finished in a dead heat for third place, while The CW (1.9 million, 1.3/2) was off slightly from last week.

The Alphabet also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.3 rating. CBS grabbed second with a 3.7. FOX's 2.5 was good enough for third, beating out NBC's 2.3. The CW scored a 1.0 in the demo.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (20.2 million viewers, 12.9/20 households)
FOX: "House" (10.05 million, 6.0/9)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9 million, 5.3/8)/"Rules of Engagement" (8.1 million, 5.0/7)
NBC: "Chuck" (5.3 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "90210" (2 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (4.3)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (22.9 million, 14.5/21)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (13.9 million, 8.5/13)/"Mike & Molly" (11.2 million, 7.0/10)
NBC: "The Event" (9 million, 5.3/8)
FOX: "Lone Star" (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.8 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (5.3)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" (12.4 million, 7.9/13)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (12.3 million, 7.8/13)
NBC: "Chase" (6.4 million, 3.9/6)

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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