ABC Dances Its Way to a Win in Monday Ratings

Apr 19, 2011  •  Post A Comment

With a 90-minute “Dancing With the Stars” leading the way, ABC got an easy win in the Monday night ratings, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

ABC finished the night with a 2.9 average rating in adults 18-49, ahead of Fox (2.5 average), CBS (2.3), Univision (1.4) and NBC (1.1). ABC also won total viewers, averaging 13.8 million to 8.5 million for CBS, 7.5 million for Fox, 4.3 million for NBC and 3.5 million for Univision.

At 8 p.m. "Dancing’s" first hour was tops with a 3.5 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, while Fox’s "House" was close with a 3.2 in the same demo. CBS’s "How I Met Your Mother" and "Mad Love" had a 2.5 and a 1.9, respectively, in the same demo, while NBC’s "Chuck" logged a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo and CW’s "90210" settled for a 0.8.

The last half-hour of "Dancing" at 9 p.m. netted a 4.6 in the 18-49 demo. It was followed by “Cougar Town” at 9:30, which had a 2.3 average rating in 18-49, trailing CBS’s "Mike & Molly" with a 2.5. Fox’s "The Chicago Code" had a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, better than NBC’s "The Event" and CW’s "Gossip Girl," with a 1.1 and a 0.8, respectively.

At 10 p.m. CBS’s "Hawaii Five-0" was the top show with a 2.6 in the 18-49 demo, while a special "20/20" on ABC had a 1.7 and NBC’s "Law & Order: LA" had a 1.1.

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