ashley hebert bachelorette TV ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' rules Monday, 'Bachelorette' on par with last yearFast National ratings for Monday, May 23, 2011

The final performances on “Dancing With the Stars” carried ABC to an easy ratings win Monday night. The show also helped “The Bachelorette” premiere to numbers pretty much in line with its debut last year.

ABC averaged 13.6 million viewers and an 8.7 rating/14 share in households for the night. FOX (8 million, 4.9/8) finished a distant second. CBS (6.3 million, 4.1/6) took third, beating out NBC’s 4.9 million viewers and 3.1/5. The CW was barely there with a night of repeats, drawing just under 600,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

The adults 18-49 race was closer, but ABC still grabbed the top spot with a 3.4 rating. FOX came in second in the demographic with a 2.6, followed by CBS, 1.8, and NBC, 1.4. The CW mustered only a 0.2.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (22.15 million viewers, 13.8/22 households)
FOX: “House” season finale (8.9 million, 5.4/9)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” reruns – two episodes (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” (4.3 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “90210” rerun (674,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (4.6) 9 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelorette” season premiere (10.2 million, 6.8/10)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” rerun (8 million, 5.2/8)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (7.2 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: “The Chicago Code” finale (7 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: “The Event” finale (4.6 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” rerun (516,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelorette” (2.9) 10 p.m. ABC: “The Bachelorette” season premiere (8.3 million, 5.6/9)
CBS: Special – “Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. the World” (7 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: “Law & Order: LA” (5.95 million, 3.9/6) 18-49 leader: “The Bachelorette” (2.7) 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

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