ricky derek dwts TV Ratings: ABC wins viewers with 'Dancing,' CBS tops demo with 'Men'Fast national ratings for Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

“Dancing With the Stars” helped ABC to a win overall, though it could not top CBS or FOX in the 18-49 demographic. “Two and a Half Men” was up a bit over last week, while the World Series Game 5 stayed in line with what it has been bringing in so far.

ABC drew 15 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/15 share in households. Second was FOX at 13 million, 8.1/12 and then CBS at 11.9 million and a 7.2/11. NBC was in a distant fourth at 3.6 million and a 2.3/3 and the CW was last at 1.7 million, up a bit over last week, and a 1.2/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS won with a 4.2, followed by FOX (3.8), ABC (2.9), NBC (1.2) and the CW (0.7).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

“Dancing With the Stars” (16.3 million viewers, 10.7/16 households)
FOX: World Series Game 5, Cardinals-Rangers (12.6 million, 7.8/12)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (9.9 million, 6.0/9)/”2 Broke Girls” (11.5 million, 6.8/10)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4.4 million, 2.8/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader:
“2 Broke Girls” (4.6)

9 p.m.

“Dancing With the Stars” (17.7 million, 11.5/16)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (15.5 million, 9.3/13)/”Mike & Molly” (12.7 million, 7.7/11)
FOX: World Series Game 5, Cardinals-Rangers (12.6 million, 7.8/11)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (3.9 million, 2.4/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.97 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader:
“Two and a Half Men” (5.6)

10 p.m.

FOX: World Series Game 5, Cardinals-Rangers (13.8 million, 8.7/14)

“Castle” (11.1 million, 7.4/12)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (11 million, 6.8/11)
NBC: “Prime Suspect” rerun (2.5 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader:
World Series Game 5 (4.3)

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

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."