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Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Castle' hit record highs

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The season 10 premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars skyrocketed last night to its highest premiere numbers ever, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The competition scored a blockbuster 23.9 million viewers. The giant numbers for DWTS also helped propel Castle to its biggest audience ever with 13 million eyes.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

Chuck (NBC)

House (Fox)

Life Unexpected (The CW)

23.9

8.5

5.5

5.2 (repeat)

2.0

8:30pm Rules of Engagement (CBS) 8.5
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)

24 (Fox)

Trauma (NBC)

Gossip Girl (The CW)

14.4

8.6

4.3

1.9

9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 13.4
10pm Castle (ABC)

CSI: Miami (CBS)

Law & Order (NBC)

13.0

10.8

6.0

Source: Nielsen

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