Fast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
Monday's Nielsen ratings followed their typical pattern, with ABC bringing in the biggest total audience and CBS' comedies paving the way to a demographic win.
ABC drew a 9.1 rating/14 share for the night to lead the way. CBS, 7.5/11, finished a healthy second. There was a steep drop from there to third-place NBC, which managed only a 3.8/6. FOX, 3.2/5, came in fourth, and The CW pulled down a 2.0/3 in fifth.
CBS topped the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.9 rating. ABC, 3.4, took second. NBC grabbed third with a 2.6, followed by FOX, 2.1, and The CW, 1.6.
As usual, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" (11.7/17) had the biggest audience by a wide margin at 8 p.m. CBS finished second with "The Big Bang Theory," 6.2/9, and "How I Met Your Mother," 5.9/9, and tied ABC for the lead among adults 18-49. "Chuck" earned a 3.9/6 for NBC, beating "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" on FOX. "Gossip Girl" delivered a 2.1/3 for The CW.
ABC held the lead at 9 p.m. with the final half-hour of "Dancing with the Stars," 12.3/18, and "Samantha Who?," 7.3/11. "Two and a Half Men," 8.9/13, and "Worst Week," 6.0/9, kept CBS in second. "Heroes," 4.7/7, continued to struggle for NBC, although it still finished ahead of "Prison Break," 3.2/5, on FOX. "One Tree Hill" held steady for The CW.
"CSI: Miami" put CBS on top at 10 p.m. with an 8.9/15. "Boston Legal" scored a 5.8/9 for ABC, and NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy" slumped to a 2.7/4.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.