TV ratings: 'Dancing' up as ABC coasts again Monday

jennifer-derek-dwts.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

"Dancing With the Stars" improved a little on its performance last week, and the show once again led ABC to an easy victory in the Monday-night ratings race.

"DWTS" helped ABC average 17.5 million viewers and an 11.1 rating/17 share in households for the night. That was nearly 7 million viewers more than second-place finisher CBS (10.6 million, 6.6/10). FOX came in third with 7.5 million viewers and a 4.5/7, while NBC (5.7 million, 3.7/6) took fourth. The CW delivered 1.8 million viewers and a 1.2/2.

The adults 18-49 battle was much closer, although ABC still came out on top with a 3.7 rating. CBS scored a 3.4 in the demographic to take second. FOX, 2.7, was third, followed by NBC, 1.5, and The CW, 0.9.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (18.9 million viewers, 12.1/18 households)
FOX: "House" (9.65 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9.1 million, 5.6/8)/"Rules of Engagement" (8.6 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: Special - "Matt Lauer Reports" (7 million, 4.5/7)
The CW: "90210" (1.85 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" and "House" tied at 3.7

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (21.9 million, 13.7/21)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (14 million, 8.6/13)/"Mike & Molly" (11.35 million, 7.1/11)
NBC: "The Event" (5.5 million, 3.6/5)
FOX: "Lie to Me" (5.3 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (4.6)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Castle" (11.75 million, 7.6/13)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (10.3 million, 6.6/11)
NBC: "Chase" (4.5 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-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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