Fast National ratings for Monday, March 30, 2009
ABC danced away with another ratings win Tuesday, but FOX and CBS overcame managed to sneak ahead of the Alphabet in the demographic race.
For the night, ABC's "Dancing"-fueled lineup averaged a 10.8 rating/17 share. CBS finished second at 7.3/11, just ahead of FOX's 6.9/11. NBC took fourth at 4.0/6, and The CW trailed with a 1.6/2.
FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.2 rating. CBS, 4.1, and ABC, 4.0, were right behind. NBC came in fourth with a 2.5. The CW drew a 1.2.
"Dancing with the Stars," 12.1/19, ruled the 8 p.m. hour for ABC. "House" put FOX in second at 7.4/11 (and led the hour among adults 18-49). "The Big Bang Theory," 6.0/10, and "How I Met Your Mother," 5.4/8, gave CBS third place, while NBC's "Chuck" finished fourth. "Gossip Girl" earned a 1.6/3 for The CW.
"Dancing with the Stars" improved to 13.6/20 at 9 p.m. "Two and a Half Men," 8.5/13, and "Rules of Engagement," 6.7/10, moved CBS into second. FOX scored a 6.5/10 with "24." NBC stayed in fourth with "Heroes," 3.9/6, and The CW held steady with "One Tree Hill."
CBS took the lead at 10 with "CSI: Miami," 8.5/14. "Castle" delivered a 6.7/11 for ABC, while "Medium" came in at 4.7/8 for NBC.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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