dancing may 9 ratings 320 TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' leads a down MondayFast National ratings for Monday, May 9, 2011

With a couple of exceptions — notably “Castle” and “The Chicago Code” — Monday’s ratings were down pretty much across the board compared to last week. “Dancing With the Stars” retained its spot as the night’s top show by far.

ABC led the way Monday with 17.7 million viewers and an 11.6 rating/17 share in households. CBS (7.3 million, 4.9/7) finished a distant second, beating out FOX’s 6.7 million viewers and 4.4/6. NBC (4.3 million, 2.8/4) came in fourth, and The CW (1.3 million, 1.0/1) trailed.

ABC also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.8 rating. FOX, 2.3, edged CBS, 2.2, for second. NBC scored a 1.2 in the demo and The CW a 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (19 million viewers, 12.4/19 households)
FOX: “House” (7.8 million, 4.9/8)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (6.4 million, 4.1/7)/”Mad Love” (5.15 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “Chuck” (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “90210” (1.5 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader:
“Dancing With the Stars” (3.8) 9 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (21.4 million, 13.9/20)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (6.4 million, 4.2/6)/”Mike & Molly” (7.5 million, 4.8/7)
FOX: “The Chicago Code” (5.7 million, 3.8/5)
NBC: “The Event” (3.8 million, 2.4/3)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.2 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (4.5) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (12.6 million, 8.5/13)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (9.2 million, 6.2/9)
NBC: “Law & Order: LA” (5 million, 3.5/5) 18-49 leader: “Castle” (3.1) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter