'Dancing' Does a Number on Monday


Fast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007

ABC could have danced all night Monday, but an hour and a half was enough to give the network a decisive ratings victory.

For the night ABC averaged an 11.3 rating/17 share, beating No. 2 CBS (7.7/12) by a wide margin. NBC finished third, but was well off the pace at 4.7/7. FOX's 3.3/6 was good for fourth, while The CW drew a 1.6/2.

ABC also led among adults 18-49, drawing a 4.7 rating in the key demographic. CBS took second at 4.3, followed by NBC at 3.3. FOX averaged 1.7 and The CW 1.0.

"Dancing with the Stars" destroyed the competition at 8 p.m., drawing a 13.8/21 for the hour. CBS was a distant second with "How I Met Your Mother," 5.2/8, and "The Big Bang Theory," 5.6/8. "Chuck" delivered a 4.2/6 for NBC. With the World Series over, FOX plugged in a "House" rerun to finish fourth. The CW averaged 1.6/2 with "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Aliens in America."

ABC stayed on top at 9 p.m. with "Dancing," 14.9/21, and "Samantha Who?," 10.5/15. "Two and a Half Men," 8.7/12, and "Rules of Engagement," 7.1/10, kept CBS in second. The sophomore ratings slump continued for NBC's "Heroes," which was third at 6.1/9. A "K-Ville" repeat scored a 2.8/4 for FOX, beating out "Girlfriends" and "The Game" on The CW.

CBS took the lead at 10 p.m. with "CSI: Miami," 9.9/16. "The Bachelor" scored a 7.5/12 for ABC. NBC's "Journeyman" posted a 3.8/6.

  • 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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