tombergeron dancingwiththestars 290 TV ratings: 'Dancing' runs over CBS reruns MondayFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 26, 2009

With CBS airing a night of repeats and “House” taking the week off, ABC and “Dancing with the Stars” had little competition in Monday night’s ratings.

Consequently ABC won the night by a big margin, drawing 15.5 million viewers and a 10.2 rating/16 share in households. CBS (9.6 million, 6.1/9) finished second, a good bit ahead of FOX (6 million, 3.7/6). NBC took fourth with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.5/5, and The CW was up a touch from last week with 2.45 million viewers and a 1.6/2.

ABC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.4 rating. CBS finished second with a 3.0. FOX, 2.5, grabbed third place, followed by NBC, 1.9, and The CW, 1.2.

Monday’s hourly results:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing with the Stars” (17 million, 11.0/17)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” rerun (7.1 million, 4.4/7)/”Accidentally on Purpose” rerun (6 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: “Heroes” (5.9 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (5.8 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (2.7 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: “Dancing with the Stars” (3.4)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing with the Stars” (18.4 million, 12.0/18)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (11.2 million, 7.1/11)/”The Big Bang Theory” rerun (10.6 million, 6.5/10)
FOX: “Lie to Me” (6.3 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “Trauma” (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (2.2 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: “Dancing with the Stars” (4.0)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: Miami” rerun (11.2 million, 7.3/12)
ABC: “Castle” (11.1 million, 7.5/12)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (4.6 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: “CSI: Miami” (3.1)

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