TV Ratings: Monday Numbers Are 'Dancing' To ABC's Beat

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Fast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 17, 2008.

Down to the season's semi-finals, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" continues to deliver Monday domination.

Overall, ABC average a 9.4 rating/14 share for the night, topping the 8.0/12 for CBS. NBC's 3.7/6 nipped the 3.5/5 for FOX. The CW was fifth with a 2.0/3.

Among adults 18-49, though, CBS finished first with a 4.1 rating. ABC was second in the key demographic with a 3.4 rating, followed by the 2.7 rating for NBC and FOX's 2.1 rating. The CW again trailed with a 1.4 rating.

ABC started the night out on top with a 12.4/18 for "Dancing with the Stars." CBS was second with the 6.0/9 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 3.4/5. The CW's "Gossip Girl" was fifth.

In the 9 p.m. hour, ABC's "Dancing" (13.1/19) and "Samantha Who" (7.3/11) stayed on top. CBS was second with "Two and a Half Men" (9.4/13) and "Worst Week" (6.6/10), while NBC's "Heroes" did a 4.6/7 for third. FOX's "Prison Break" was fourth, beating the 1.9/3 for "One Tree Hill."

CBS won the 10 p.m. hour with a 10.0/17 for "CSI: Miami." ABC's "Boston Legal" was second, still far in front 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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