'House' rules but 'Dancing With the Stars' scores most eyeballs
Image Credit: Byron Cohen/FoxHouse was the No. 1 scripted show among adults 18-49 (3.7 rating/10 share) on Monday, but Dancing With the Stars still attracted the most viewers (20.3 million) from 8 to 10 p.m, according to early estimates. Another winning performance by the dancing show ended up helping ABC to finish the night on top of the pack among 18-49 (3.7/10) and viewers (17.5 million), with Castle continuing to draft off Tom Bergeron and Co. at 10 (2.8/8, 11.7 million). Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers.
CBS was second in the demo (3.4/9) and viewers (10.6 million), thanks to fairly bitchin’ performances by How I Met Your Mother (3.5/9, 9.0 million), Rules of Engagement (3.1/8, 8.6 million), Two and a Half Men (4.4/11, 14 million), Mike & Molly (3.7/9, 11.3 million), and Hawaii Five-O (2.9/8, 10.3 million).
(Note: the CBS and ABC numbers could be inflated due to the NFL game in Cincinnati.)
Fox finished the night in third place in the demo (2.7/7) and viewers (7.4 million). Lie to Me earned a 1.8/4 — up 13 percent versus its last original — and averaged 5.2 million.
NBC was fourth in 18-49 (1.5/4) and viewers (5.6 million). It aired a Matt Lauer special with President George W. Bush that wasn’t so special (1.7/4, 7 million), while The Event earned a 1.7/4 and 5.4 million. Chase earned a 1.2/3 — its lowest-rated telecast ever. It averaged 4.5 million. Wonder how Jay Leno would do in that timeslot today?