TV Ratings: 'Dancing' to ABC's Tune on Monday

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Fast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 24, 2008.

It comes as no surprise that ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" juggernaut dominated on Monday with its finale competition episode.

Overall, ABC averaged a 9.6 rating/15 share for the night, topping CBS' 7.7/12. NBC's 3.8/6 beat out a 3.0/5 for FOX. The CW was fifth with a 1.3/2.

Among adults 18-49, though, CBS finished first with a 4.1 rating, followed by ABC's 3.7 in the key demographic. NBC came in third with a 2.7 rating, trailed by FOX's 1.9 and The CW's 0.8 rating.

ABC started out of the gate strong at 8 p.m. with a 12.5/19 for "Dancing With the Stars." CBS came in second with a 6.1/9 for "Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother." NBC finished third with a 4.0/6 for "Chuck," while FOX's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" was fourth with a 2.9/4. The CW's "One Tree Hill" repeat was fifth.

In the 9 o'clock hour, ABC's "Dancing" (13.9/20) and "Samantha Who" (7.7/11) stayed on top. CBS followed with "Two and a Half Men" (9.0/13) and "Worst Week" (6.4/10), while NBC's "Heroes" nabbed a 4.6/7 for third. FOX's "Prison Break" came in fourth, beating the 1.5/2 for "One Tree Hill."

CBS moved to the top for the 10 p.m. hour with a 9.1/15 for "CSI: Miami." ABC's "Boston Legal" was second, still well ahead of the 2.6/4 for the already cancelled "My Own Worst Enemy" on 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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