jerry sandusky rock center TV Ratings: Jerry Sandusky's interview gives 'Rock Center' best numbers yet; ABC wins nightFast national ratings for Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

“Dancing With the Stars” once again led Monday night, though ABC saw a nice gain in the 10 p.m. hour with a special edition of “20/20” featuring Gabrielle Giffords. “Rock Center,” which featured the first interview with Jerry Sandusky since the Penn State scandal broke, also saw a gain in viewers, posting the best numbers since it has been on the air.

ABC won the night with 16.8 million viewers and a 11.0 rating/16 share in households. CBS was second with 11.97 million viewers and a 7.3/11. FOX saw third at 6.9 million viewers, 4.1/6, NBC was next at 4.7 million viewers and a 2.9/4 and the CW was last with 1.4 million viewers and a 1.0/1.

CBS took the 18-49 demo title with a 4.2, up a little over last week. ABC was second at 3.2, followed by FOX (2.4), NBC (1.4) and the CW (0.6).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (17.9 million viewers, 11.6/17 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (10.4 million, 6.3/10)/”2 Broke Girls” (11.7 million, 7.0/10)
FOX: “Terra Nova” (7.1 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4.9 million, 3.0/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.2 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: “2 Broke Girls” (4.8)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (19.1 million, 12.5/18)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (14.6 million, 8.7/12)/”Mike & Molly” (12.2 million, 7.4/11)
FOX: “House” (6.66 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4.6 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.6 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men” (5.3)

10 p.m.

ABC: “20/20” special edition (13.4 million, 9.0/14)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (11.5 million, 7.3/12)
NBC: “Rock Center With Brian Williams” (4.5 million, 3,0/5)

18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (3.3)

Ratings
information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."