TV ratings: 'Dancing,' 'Big Bang Theory' are Monday's stars

judy-greer-big-bang-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, May 10, 2010

"Dancing with the Stars" saw its numbers slip a little more this week, but they were still plenty good enough to give ABC the overall ratings lead on Monday. "The Big Bang Theory," meanwhile, led CBS to a demographic win.

ABC drew 16.5 million viewers and a 10.6 rating/17 share in primetime, easily beating CBS' 11 million and 6.8/11. FOX (8.9 million, 5.4/8) came in third. NBC held fairly steady with last week, earning 5.3 million viewers and a 3.4/6. The CW (1.9 million, 1.3/2) trailed.

CBS led the adults 18-49 demo with a 3.8 rating. ABC was not far behind at 3.6, while FOX took third with a 3.1. Neither NBC, 1.6, nor The CW, 1.0, was much of a factor.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (18 million viewers, 11.6/19 households)
FOX: "House" (9.3 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.2 million, 5.1/8)/"Rules of Engagement" (8.2 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Chuck" (5.3 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.1 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (3.7)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (20 million, 12.8/20)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (13.75 million, 8.5/13)/"The Big Bang Theory" (13.6 million, 8.2/12)
FOX: "24" (8.5 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: "Law & Order" rerun (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (5.2)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" (11.1 million, 7.5/13)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" (11.1 million, 7.2/12)
NBC: "Law & Order" (6.2 million, 4.3/7)

18-49 leader: "CSI: Miami" (3.3)

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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