‘Dancing’ Leads ABC to Monday Ratings Win; Rough Night for NBC

Apr 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A solid turnout for a two-hour “Dancing With the Stars” gave ABC an easy win in the Monday ratings, but the news was all bad over at NBC, TVbytheNumbers.com reported.

ABC wound up as the top network by a wide margin in both the 18-49 demo and total viewers. For the night, ABC averaged a 3.9 rating in adults 18-49, well ahead of Fox (2.5 average), CBS (2.3), Univision (2.1) and NBC (1.4). ABC ran away with total viewers, averaging 17.9 million for the night to 7.6 million for CBS, 7.5 million for Fox, 5.3 million for NBC and 5.3 million for Univision.

At 8 p.m. ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" averaged 3.9 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, while Fox’s "House" had a mean score of 3.25 in the same demo. CBS’s "How I Met Your Mother" and "Mad Love" had a 2.7 and a 1.9, respectively, while NBC’s "Chuck" settled for a 1.3 in the same demo for the hour.

ABC’s second hour of "Dancing With the Stars" led at 9 p.m. with an average of 4.65 in the 18-49 demo, while CBS’s time slot debut of "Mike & Molly" at 9 p.m. notched a 2.5 in that demo. Fox’s "The Chicago Code" had a 1.8 mean score for the hour and NBC’s "Law & Order: Los Angeles" managed a 1.4 average.

ABC’s "Castle" was tops at 10 p.m. with a 3.15 mean score in the 18-49 demo for the hour, ahead of CBS’s "Hawaii Five-0" with a 2.4 average and a second "Law & Order: Los Angeles" with a 1.55 average.

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