Fast National ratings for Monday, April 20, 2009
CBS went heavy on reruns Monday night and "House" took the week off on FOX, leaving ABC without much competition for the top spot in the ratings.
ABC averaged a 9.6 rating/15 share for the night, drawing 5 million more viewers than its closest rival. FOX and CBS tied for second in households at 5.8/9, with FOX bringing in a few more total viewers. NBC, 4.1/7, took fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.6/2.
ABC also led among adults 18-49, although the margin wasn't as great. It drew a 3.5 rating in the demographic to beat out CBS' 3.0. FOX, 2.8, came in third, followed by NBC at 2.6. The CW earned a 1.2.
"Dancing with the Stars" delivered a 12.5/20 for ABC at 8 p.m. A special showing of "Bones," 5.4/8, was a distant second for FOX. Reruns of "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" put CBS in third. "Chuck" earned a 3.6/6 for NBC, while "Gossip Girl" scored a 1.6/2 for The CW.
The end of "Dancing with the Stars," 13.9/21, and "Surviving Suburbia," 7.2/11, kept ABC in the lead at 9. CBS moved up to second with a "Two and a Half Men" repeat, 7.1/11, and "Rules of Engagement," 6.6/10. FOX got a 6.1/9 from "24." NBC's "Heroes" drew a 3.9/6. "One Tree Hill" held steady for The CW.
CBS took over at 10 with a rerun of "The Mentalist," 6.1/10. "Castle," 5.7/9, improved a little over last week's performance and kept ABC ahead of NBC and "Medium," 4.9/8.
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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