TV Ratings: Jerry Sandusky's interview gives 'Rock Center' best numbers yet; ABC wins night

jerry-sandusky-rock-center.jpgFast national ratings for Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

"Dancing With the Stars" once again led Monday night, though ABC saw a nice gain in the 10 p.m. hour with a special edition of "20/20" featuring Gabrielle Giffords. "Rock Center," which featured the first interview with Jerry Sandusky since the Penn State scandal broke, also saw a gain in viewers, posting the best numbers since it has been on the air.

ABC won the night with 16.8 million viewers and a 11.0 rating/16 share in households. CBS was second with 11.97 million viewers and a 7.3/11. FOX saw third at 6.9 million viewers, 4.1/6, NBC was next at 4.7 million viewers and a 2.9/4 and the CW was last with 1.4 million viewers and a 1.0/1.

CBS took the 18-49 demo title with a 4.2, up a little over last week. ABC was second at 3.2, followed by FOX (2.4), NBC (1.4) and the CW (0.6).


Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (17.9 million viewers, 11.6/17 households)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (10.4 million, 6.3/10)/"2 Broke Girls" (11.7 million, 7.0/10)
FOX: "Terra Nova" (7.1 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: "The Sing-Off" (4.9 million, 3.0/4)
The CW: "Gossip Girl" (1.2 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: "2 Broke Girls" (4.8)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (19.1 million, 12.5/18)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (14.6 million, 8.7/12)/"Mike & Molly" (12.2 million, 7.4/11)
FOX: "House" (6.66 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: "The Sing-Off" (4.6 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" (1.6 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "Two and a Half Men" (5.3)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"20/20" special edition (13.4 million, 9.0/14)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" (11.5 million, 7.3/12)
NBC: "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.5 million, 3,0/5)

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