ABC’s ‘Dancing,’ CBS’s ‘Men’ Continue to Rule Monday Night Ratings

Oct 12, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The top-rated shows Monday night in the Nielsen ratings were ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" and CBS’s "Two and a Half Men," according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

At 8 p.m. the first hour of "Dancing With the Stars" averaged a 3.75 rating in the 18-49 demographic, ahead of Fox’s "House," which had a 3.6, NBC’s "Chuck," which logged a 1.9 rating, and CW’s "90210," with a 0.9, all in the same demo for the hour. CBS’s "How I Met Your Mother" and "Rules of Engagement" had ratings of 3.4 and 3.0, respectively, in the 18-49 demographic for the hour.

At 9 p.m. the second hour of "Dancing" averaged a 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, compared with NBC’s "The Event" with a 2.2, Fox’s "Lie to Me" with a 1.95 average, and CW’s "Gossip Girl" with a 0.9, all in the same demo. CBS’s "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly" collected a 4.3 rating and a 3.5, respectively, in the 18-49 demo for the top and bottom of the hour.

10 p.m. saw ABC’s "Castle" and CBS’s "Hawaii Five-0" in a tight battle. "Castle" averaged a 3.15 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, while "Hawaii" logged a 3.1 average in the same demo for the time period. NBC’s "The Chase" trailed with a 1.55 average in the demo for the hour.

The totals for broadcast programming overall were apparently impacted by strong sports programming on cable, with Brett Favre appearing on "Monday Night Football" while a crucial game was televised in the baseball playoffs between the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves.

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