jimparsons bigbangtheory 290 TV ratings: 'Dancing,' 'Big Bang' and 'House' top MondayFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 12, 2009

“Dancing with the Stars” gave ABC Monday’s biggest overall audience, and CBS’ comedies, particularly “The Big Bang Theory,” helped the Eye score a demographic win for the night.

ABC snagged 14.3 million viewers and a 9.3 rating/14 share in households for the night. CBS (11.5 million, 7.2/11) came in second, beating out FOX (10.4 million, 6.1/9). NBC continued its struggles, averaging just 5.4 million viewers and a 3.4/5. The CW drew 2.6 million people and a 1.6/2.

CBS (4.0) narrowly beat FOX (3.9) for the lead among adults 18-49. ABC finished third in the demo with a 3.1. NBC scored a 1.9 and The CW a 1.2.

Monday’s hour-by-hour breakdown:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing with the Stars” (16.1 million viewers, 10.4/16 households)
FOX: “House” (12.9 million, 7.5/11)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (8.6 million, 5.4/8)/”Accidentally on Purpose” (7.8 million, 4.9/7)
NBC: “Heroes” (5.6 million, 3.5/5)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (2.6 million, 1.6/2)

18-49 leader:
“House” (5.0)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing with the Stars” (16.8 million, 10.9/16)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (13.3 million, 8.2/12)/”The Big Bang Theory” (12.8 million, 7.9/12)
FOX: “Lie to Me” (7.8 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: “Trauma” (5.5 million, 3.5/6)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (2.5 million, 1.6/2)

18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (4.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: Miami” (12.9 million, 8.3/14)
ABC: “Castle” (10 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (4.9 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader:
“CSI: Miami” (4.0)

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

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Posted by:Rick Porter