dwts ratings 1121 TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' rises for finals, 'You Deserve It' premiere fizzlesFast national ratings for Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

The final performances on “Dancing With the Stars” gave the show some of its best ratings of the season — but that didn’t really carry over to the premiere of ABC’s game show “You Deserve It,” which lost about half of its “Dancing” lead-in.

Elsewhere Monday, “Terra Nova” was down, but “House” improved some in viewers without “Dancing” competition. CBS’ comedies continued their strong run, giving the network a win among adults 18-49.

ABC scored 14 million viewers and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households in primetime, although those numbers may change some as affiliates in Boston and Kansas City aired the “Monday Night Football” game. CBS (11.8 million, 7.2/11) took second overall. FOX (6.9 million, 4.2/6) was off the pace but came in third. NBC took foruth with a little over 4 million viewers and a 2.5/4, while The CW trailed with 1.6 million viewers and a 1.1/2.

CBS drew a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, leading ABC (2.8) by a pretty comfortable margin. FOX finished third with a 2.3, followed by NBC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (20 million viewers, 12.9/19 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (10.1 million, 6.1/9)/”2 Broke Girls” (11.2 million, 6.7/10)
FOX: “Terra Nova” (6.5 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.5 million, 1.0/1) 18-49 leader: “2 Broke Girls” (4.4) 9 p.m. CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (15.7 million, 9.6/14)/“Mike & Molly” (13.1 million, 8.0/12)
ABC: “You Deserve It” series premiere (10.05 million, 6.4/9)
FOX: “House” (7.3 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4.4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.8 million, 1.1/2) 18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men” (5.2) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (11.9 million, 7.7/12)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (10.3 million, 6.5/11)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (3.6 million, 2.5/4) 18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (2.8)

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

Posted by:Rick Porter