TV ratings: 'Dancing with the Stars' final four tops Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, May 11, 2009

The final four round on "Dancing with the Stars" gave ABC the biggest audience on Monday, but CBS and FOX carried the night in the 18-49 demographic.

ABC easily led the overall ratings with a 10.1 rating/16 share and 15.7 million viewers. CBS (7.2/11 and 11.4 million) came in second, a little ahead of FOX's 6.8/11. NBC, 3.9/6, finished fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.6/3.

CBS and FOX tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at 3.9. ABC was not far behind at 3.6. NBC came in fourth with a 1.8, and The CW drew a 1.1.

"Dancing with the Stars" earned an 11.0/18 for ABC at 8 p.m. The season finale of "House" on FOX scored a 7.5/12 (and was the night's top show among adults 18-49). The finale of "The Big Bang Theory," 6.0/10, and "How I Met Your Mother," 5.4/8, put CBS in third. "Deal or No Deal" took fourth for NBC, and "Gossip Girl" delivered a 1.6/3 for The CW.

The second hour of "Dancing" improved to 12.4/19 at 9. CBS moved into second thanks to "Two and a Half Men," 8.1/12, and "Rules of Engagement," 6.3/10. FOX got a 6.1/9 from " 24," beating the 4.2/6 for "Medium" on NBC. "One Tree Hill" held steady for The CW.

"CSI: Miami," 8.6/14, gave CBS the lead at 10 o'clock. The season finale of "Castle" scored a 7.0/12 for ABC, while "Medium" ticked up to 4.8/8 on NBC.

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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