TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' rises for finals, 'You Deserve It' premiere fizzles
The final performances on "Dancing With the Stars" gave the show some of its best ratings of the season -- but that didn't really carry over to the premiere of ABC's game show "You Deserve It," which lost about half of its "Dancing" lead-in.
Elsewhere Monday, "Terra Nova" was down, but "House" improved some in viewers without "Dancing" competition. CBS' comedies continued their strong run, giving the network a win among adults 18-49.
ABC scored 14 million viewers and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households in primetime, although those numbers may change some as affiliates in Boston and Kansas City aired the "Monday Night Football" game. CBS (11.8 million, 7.2/11) took second overall. FOX (6.9 million, 4.2/6) was off the pace but came in third. NBC took foruth with a little over 4 million viewers and a 2.5/4, while The CW trailed with 1.6 million viewers and a 1.1/2.
CBS drew a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, leading ABC (2.8) by a pretty comfortable margin. FOX finished third with a 2.3, followed by NBC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.7.