TV ratings: 'Chuck,' 'Event' up some, but CBS reruns win Monday

chuck-vs-the-leftovers2.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 29, 2010

The absence of "Dancing With the Stars" from ABC and a night of reruns on CBS gave a slight boost to shows like "Chuck" and "Lie to Me" Monday night. Even with reruns, though, CBS still led the night.

ESPN will most likely end up having Monday's biggest audience thanks to "Monday Night Football." Among the broadcast networks, though, CBS led the way with 8.65 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/9 share in households. ABC (6.7 million, 4.4/7) took a big tumble from its Monday average now that "Dancing" is gone. NBC took third with 6 million viewers and a 3.7/6 as all three of its shows were up a bit compared to recent weeks. FOX (5.7 million, 3.5/5) came in fourth. The CW (2 million, 1.3/2) was also up some over recent weeks.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating. FOX grabbed second in the demo with a 1.9, narrowly beating NBC's 1.8. ABC was fourth with just a 1.3, while The CW earned a 1.0.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"How I Met Your Mother" rerun (8.5 million viewers, 5.3/8 households)/ "Rules of Engagement" rerun (7.8 million, 4.8/7)
ABC: "Skating With the Stars" (6.19 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "Chuck" (6.17 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "House" rerun (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "90210" (2 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "How I Met Your Mother" (2.7)

9 p.m.

"Two and a Half Men" rerun (11.25 million, 7.0/11)/ "Mike & Molly" rerun (8.9 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Skating With the Stars" (5.8 million, 3.9/6)/Special - "CMA Country Christmas" (7.2 million, 4.7/7)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (6.3 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "The Event" (5.8 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (2 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Two and a Half Men" (3.0)

10 p.m.

"Hawaii Five-0" rerun (7.7 million, 5.1/9)
ABC: "CMA Country Christmas" (7.4 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: "Chase" (6 million, 3.9/7)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" (1.9)

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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