TV ratings: Monday goes ABC's way

tombergeron_dancingwiththestars_290.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Monday night's ratings, which were delayed nearly 24 hours because of issues at Nielsen, played out the way they usually do, with ABC on top overall and CBS and FOX battling for the demographic lead.

ABC led the night with 16.1 million viewers and a 10.4 rating/16 share in households. CBS (11.8 million, 7.4/11) came in second, beating out FOX (10.4 million, 6.1/9). NBC took fourth with 4.9 million viewers and a 3.2/5, and The CW (2.4 million, 1.6/2) trailed.

CBS and FOX tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at 4.0. ABC drew a 3.4 in the demo. NBC averaged 1.8 and The CW 1.2.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"Dancing with the Stars" (18.1 million viewers, 11.7/18 households)
FOX: "House" (12.95 million, 7.6/11)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.4 million, 5.3/8)/"Accidentally on Purpose" (7.8 million, 5.0/7)
NBC: "Heroes" (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.6 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "House" (5.1)

9 p.m.

"Dancing with the Stars" (19.4 million, 12.3/18)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (14.1 million, 8.6/13)/"The Big Bang Theory" (13.5 million, 8.0/12)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (7.8 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: "Trauma" (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (2.2 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader:
"The Big Bang Theory" (5.1)

10 p.m.

"CSI: Miami" (13.5 million, 8.6/15)
ABC: "Castle" (10.9 million, 7.1/12)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (4.5 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: "CSI: Miami" (3.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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