carson kressley pirate dance dwts TV ratings: 'Dancing' steady Monday, late start sends 'Terra Nova' and 'House' downFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

FOX’s coverage of the American League Championship Series took up almost an hour of primetime in most of the country Monday, causing late starts and lower ratings for “Terra Nova” and “House.” Meanwhile “Dancing With the Stars” was up a little in viewers and steady among adults 18-49, leading ABC to an overall win for the night.

“Two and a Half Men” was once again the night’s top show in adults 18-49, but it dropped again and is now pretty close to the numbers it was putting up last season.

ABC averaged 15.05 million viewers and a 10.2 rating/15 share among households in primetime, beating No. 2 CBS (11.1 million, 7.1/10) by a comfortable margin. FOX drew 7.7 million viewers and a 4.7/7 from 8 to 11 p.m., although those numbers will change because of the baseball overrun. NBC (3.8 million, 2.5/4) came in fourth, and The CW trailed 2with 1.4 million viewers and a 1.0/1.

CBS led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.9 rating, a point better than ABC’s 2.9. FOX scored a 2.7 from 8 to 11. NBC’s 1.2 was good enough for fourth. The CW came in at 0.6.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (16.25 million viewers, 11.2/16 households)
FOX: ALCS Game 2/”Terra Nova” (10.35 million, 6.3/9)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (8.9 million, 5.5/8)/”2 Broke Girls” (10.6 million, 6.5/9)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4.55 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “2 Broke Girls” (4.2) 9 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (17.7 million, 12.1/17)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (15.9 million, 9.5/13)/”Mike & Molly” (11.8 million, 7.2/10)
FOX: “Terra Nova”/”House” (6.9 million, 4.2/6)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.5 million, 1.1/1) 18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men” (5.8) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (11.2 million, 7.5/11)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (9.7 million, 6.4/10)
FOX: “House” – ended at 10:52 p.m. (5.85 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “Prime Suspect” rerun (2.9 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (2.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter