Fast National ratings for Monday, May 11, 2009.
While “Dancing with the Stars” helped ABC to an easy Monday night win overall, CBS’ comedy blocks were the foundation of a win in the key demos.
Among adults 18-49, CBS and FOX averaged a 3.9 rating, nipping the 3.6 rating for ABC. NBC was fourth with a 1.8 rating, still beating the 1.0 rating for The CW in the all-important demographic.
Overall, though, ABC averaged an estimated 15.73 million viewers to go with a 10.1 rating/16 share. CBS was a distant second with a 7.2/11, topping the 6.8/11 for FOX. NBC’s 3.9/6 was well back in fourth, while The CW’s 1.6/3 trailed.
ABC had no trouble winning the 8 p.m. hour with an 11.0/18 for “Dancing with the Stars.” FOX was second with a 7.5/12 for the season finale of “House,” which also won the hour in the 18-49 demo CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” were third with a 5.7/9. Viewers continue to show little interest in NBC’s “Deal Or No Deal,” which finished fifth for the hour in the 18-49 demo, behind The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” which also did a 1.6/3 overall.
“Dancing with the Stars” stayed in first at 9 p.m. with a 12.4/19. CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” and “Rules of Engagement” had a 7.2/11 between them. FOX’s “24” lost a chunk of its lead-in and fell to a 6.1/9. NBC’s “Medium” took fourth with a 4.2/6, topping The CW’s “One Tree Hill.”
CBS moved into first at 10 p.m. with an 8.6/14 for “CSI: Miami.” ABC’s “Castle” did a 7.0/12 overall though its second half-hour was down to a 6.4/11. NBC’s “Medium” was third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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