ABC Dances Away with Tuesday
The return of "Dancing with the Stars" brought multitudes of viewers to
ABC averaged an 11.5 rating/18 share in primetime, running away with the top spot.
In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC led the way with a 5.0 rating. FOX was a solid second at 4.6. CBS was third at 2.8, and NBC took fourth with a 2.2. The WB came in at 0.6.
"Dancing with the Stars" delivered an 11.7/19 in its first hour at 8 p.m. FOX's
At 9 p.m., "Dancing" improved to 14.6/23. That put a big dent in FOX's "Standoff," which posted a 6.1/9, well off its premiere last week. NBC moved up to third with
ABC stayed on top at 10 p.m., but the "Men in Trees" preview squandered much of its lead-in and finished at 8.0/13. "Law & Order: SVU" scored a 6.1/10 for NBC. CBS finished third with an