erin andrews dwts0503 TV ratings: 'Dancing' down but still leads MondayFast National ratings for Monday, May 3, 2010

“Dancing With the Stars” slipped a little from its performance last week, but it still was Monday’s most-watched show by a wide margin. FOX, meanwhile, captured its second straight Monday-night win among adults 18-49.

ABC led the night with 15 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/15 share in households. FOX (9.4 million, 5.7/9) finished second, just ahead of CBS (9.3 million, 5.9/9). NBC (5.5 million, 3.5/6) took fourth — although “Chuck” had something of a rough night — and The CW trailed with 1.8 million viewers and a 1.3/2.

In the 18-49 demographic, FOX’s 3.4 beat out ABC’s 3.3 for the top spot. CBS was right behind in third at 3.2. There was a sizable drop from there to fourth-place NBC, 1.6. The CW came in at 0.9.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (18.5 million viewers, 11.8/19 households)
FOX: “House” (9.7 million, 6.0/10)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (7.4 million, 4.8/8)/”Rules of Engagement” (7.2 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: “Chuck” (5.3 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” and “House” tied at 3.8

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (21 million, 13.3/20)/”Romantically Challenged” (10.6 million, 6.8/11)
CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” (11.55 million, 7.0/11)/”The Big Bang Theory” rerun (10.3 million, 6.4/10)
FOX: “24” (9.1 million, 5.4/8)
NBC: “Law & Order” rerun (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.75 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “DWTS” and “The Big Bang Theory” tied at 4.5

10 p.m.

ABC: “Castle” (10.8 million, 7.0/12)
CBS: “CSI: Miami” (9.6 million, 6.3/11)
NBC: “Law & Order” (6.1 million, 4.1/7)

18-49 leader: “CSI: Miami” (2.7)

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

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Posted by:Rick Porter