Another terrific performance by Dancing With the Stars helped ABC to rule on Monday among adults 18-49 (3.5 rating/9 share) and viewers (16.7 million). The two-hour edition of Dancing was the night’s most-watched show (19.2 million), which did Castle a solid at 10: The sexy drama won its timeslot in viewers (11.5 million) and many of the female demographics, but came in second among adults 18-49 behind Hawaii Five-0, which averaged 10.5 million. Still, that’s great news for the Nathan Fillion drama, which looked like it was on the verge of cancellation last season before ABC programmers decided to keep it around. Occasionally, those net execs do recognize a good thing when they see it.
CBS finished second in the adult demo (3.3/9) and viewers (10.2 million) for the night, though its comedies took slight hits in the ratings. The network’s rookie Mike & Molly posted a 3.4/8 in the demo – down 3% versus last week and its lowest-rated telecast to date. It still finished second in its timeslot among viewers (10.9 million). How I Met Your Mother posted a season low among adults 18-49 (3.2/9) and averaged 8.0 million. Rules of Engagement averaged a 2.9/8 and 7.8 million viewers, followed by Two and a Half Men (4.3/11, 13.3 million) and Five-0 (2.9/8).
Each 18-49 ratings point represents 1.3 million viewers.
Over on Fox, House finished its fifth week in a row as Monday’s top-rated scripted drama among adults 18-49 (3.5/10). It averaged 9.4 million. And Lie to Me was up 5% versus last week in adults 18-49 (2.0/5) and averaged 5.6 million. Fox finished the night in third place among viewers (7.6 million) and adults 18-49 (2.8/7).
NBC gave good news to genre fans Monday by announcing that it picked up a full season of The Event, even though the freshman drama’s ratings aren’t exactly earth-shattering: The show was flat versus last week among adults 18-49 (2.2/5), which was still its lowest-rated telecast to date. It averaged 6.3 million viewers. At least we’ll have a full season to find out where the writers are going with the story. Elsewhere on the Peacock, Chase posted a 1.6/4 in the demo and lured 5.1 million eyeballs.
The CW was in repeats Monday.