TV ratings: 'Dancing' wins Monday; FOX gets a slight baseball bump

kellyosbourne_louisvanamstel_dancingwiththestars_s9_290.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 19, 2009

Extra innings in the American League Championship Series gave FOX a small boost in Monday's ratings, but ABC ended the night on top thanks to "Dancing with the Stars."

"The Big Bang Theory," meanwhile, pulled down some strong demo numbers.

The Alphabet brought in 14.3 million viewers and a 9.5 rating/15 share in households to take the night's top spot. CBS (11.6 million, 7.3/11) came in second, a little ahead of FOX (11.3 million, 6.7/10), whose numbers will change in final nationals because of the ALCS game running into primetime in much of the country. NBC (5.3 million, 3.4/5) was fourth, and The CW finished last with 2.1 million viewers and a 1.5/2.

FOX won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.2 rating, topping CBS' 4.0. ABC finished third in the advertisers' favorite demo with a 3.2, followed by NBC, 1.9, and The CW, 1.0.

Monday night hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing with the Stars" (16 million viewers, 10.5/16 households)
FOX: ALCS Game 3/"House" (12.6 million, 7.6/11)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (8.8 million, 5.6/9)/"Accidentally on Purpose" (8.6 million, 5.5/8)
NBC: "Heroes" (5.7 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.3 million, 1.6/2)

18-49 leader: ALCS/"House" (4.5)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing with the Stars" (17 million, 11.2/17)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (13.8 million, 8.6/13)/"The Big Bang Theory" (13.1 million, 8.0/12)
FOX: "House"/"Lie to Me" (10 million, 5.8/9)
NBC: "Trauma" (5.5 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.9 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (5.1)
 
10 p.m.

CBS
: "CSI: Miami" (12.6 million, 8.2/14)
ABC: "Castle" (9.9 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (4.7 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: "CSI: Miami" (3.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.

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