ABC Waltzes to Monday Win

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Fast National ratings for Monday, April 9, 2007

"Dancing with the Stars" carried ABC to the overall ratings title Monday, but a strong return for "The King of Queens" helped CBS stay competitive in the demographic race.

ABC scored a 9.2 rating/15 share for the night, beating out CBS' 7.9/13. FOX finished third with a 6.0/9, edging NBC's 5.7/9. The CW was well back at 1.4/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS scored a 4.1 rating to tie ABC for the lead. NBC and FOX also tied, at 3.5. The CW, which had a full night of repeats, drew only a 0.8.

The first hour of "Dancing with the Stars" posted an 11.9/19 for ABC at 8 p.m. "Deal or No Deal," 6.8/11, put NBC in second. "How I Met Your Mother," 5.0/8, and "Old Christine," 4.8/7, gave CBS a third-place tie with a "House" rerun on FOX (CBS had a slight lead in total viewers). Repeats of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "All of Us" averaged 1.3/2 for The CW.

ABC held the lead at 9 p.m. with "Dancing," 12.6/19, and the start of "The Bachelor," 6.7/10. CBS moved up to second with "Two and a Half Men," 8.4/13, and "The King of Queens," 8.6/13. FOX's "24" came in third with a 7.1/11. The premiere of "Thank God You're Here" on NBC earned a 5.8/9. The CW went with "Girlfriends" and "The Game."

"CSI: Miami," 10.4/17, dominated the 10 p.m. hour for CBS. "The Bachelor" dipped to 6.2/10, while a second episode of "Thank God You're Here" fell to 4.4/7 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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