Original episodes of your favorite shows are finally back, baby! With the May sweeps month up and kicking, ABC notched a win Monday because of Dancing With the Stars, which earned a 4.4 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 and 20.8 million viewers, according to early results. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million.
ABC triumphed on Tuesday in the demo (3.9/10) and viewers (17.9 million), even though Castle (2.9/7) was down 3 percent versus its last original on April 11.
And how is CBS faring without those fresh episodes of Two and a Half Men? Well, not so great: Mike & Molly hit a series low 2.3/6 in the demo (and only 8 million viewers) while Hawaii Five-0 followed with a series low 2.4/6 and 9.3 million. Both shows had to air after a repeat of Men, which posted a 2.2/6 and 7.6 million. Good news for How I Met Your Mother and Mad Love, though: The former earned a 2.7/8, up 8 percent versus April 18, while Mad Love got a 2.2/6, up 10 percent versus April 25. The comedies averaged 6.7 million and 5.7 million, respectively.
CBS still finished the night in second place among 18-49 and viewers.
The shows on NBC? Eh, could be worse: Chuck earned a 1.4/4, up 8 percent versus April 18, while The Event was flat with last week (1.3/3). Law & Order: LA earned a 1.4/4, up 8 percent. Fox aired originals of House (2.9/8) and The Chicago Code (1.6/4).