TV Ratings: ABC wins viewers with 'Dancing,' CBS tops demo with 'Men'

ricky-derek-dwts.jpgFast national ratings for Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

"Dancing With the Stars" helped ABC to a win overall, though it could not top CBS or FOX in the 18-49 demographic. "Two and a Half Men" was up a bit over last week, while the World Series Game 5 stayed in line with what it has been bringing in so far.

ABC drew 15 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/15 share in households. Second was FOX at 13 million, 8.1/12 and then CBS at 11.9 million and a 7.2/11. NBC was in a distant fourth at 3.6 million and a 2.3/3 and the CW was last at 1.7 million, up a bit over last week, and a 1.2/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS won with a 4.2, followed by FOX (3.8), ABC (2.9), NBC (1.2) and the CW (0.7).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (16.3 million viewers, 10.7/16 households)
FOX: World Series Game 5, Cardinals-Rangers (12.6 million, 7.8/12)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9.9 million, 6.0/9)/"2 Broke Girls" (11.5 million, 6.8/10)
NBC: "The Sing-Off" (4.4 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "2 Broke Girls" (4.6)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (17.7 million, 11.5/16)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (15.5 million, 9.3/13)/"Mike & Molly" (12.7 million, 7.7/11)
FOX: World Series Game 5, Cardinals-Rangers (12.6 million, 7.8/11)
NBC: "The Sing-Off" (3.9 million, 2.4/3)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" (1.97 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Two and a Half Men" (5.6)

10 p.m.

FOX
: World Series Game 5, Cardinals-Rangers (13.8 million, 8.7/14)
ABC: "Castle" (11.1 million, 7.4/12)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (11 million, 6.8/11)
NBC: "Prime Suspect" rerun (2.5 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: World Series Game 5 (4.3)

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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