TV Ratings: ABC dances all over the 2010 World Series

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Fast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 2, 2010

The 2010 World Series took a small chunk out of "Dancing With the Stars" audience -- but not enough to keep it from easily winning the night for ABC.

"DWTS" 200th episode special helped ABC average 17 million viewers throughout the evening, with a 10.8 rating/17 share in households. FOX bested last week's numbers with 11.4 million and a 6.8/10, edging out third place CBS (10.6 million, 6.5/10). NBC placed fourth (5.4 million, 3.4/5), ahead of the CW (2 million, 1.4/2).

CBS's comedy block helped to tie ABC in adults 18-49, with both networks scoring a 3.6 rating, followed by FOX (3.3), NBC (2.0) and the CW (1.0).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (18.9 million viewers, 11.9/19 households)
FOX: "2010 World Series" (11.3 million, 6.7/10)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9.0 million, 5.5/8)/"Rules of Engagement" (8.8 million, 5.3/8)
NBC: "Chuck" (5.5 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "90210" (2 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (3.8)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (20.4 million, 12.8/19)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (13.6 million, 8.2/12)/"Mike & Molly" (10.9million, 6.8/10)
FOX: "2010 World Series" (12.3 million, 7.5/11)
NBC: "The Women of SNL" (5.2 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.97 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" and "Two and a Half Men"/"Mike & Molly" (4.1) (tie)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" (11.8 million, 7.6/12)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (10.6 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: "The Women of SNL" (5.6 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" (3.0)

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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