terra nova fox TV ratings: 'Terra Nova' has so so premiere Monday, 'Two and a Half Men' still on topFast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 26, 2011

The ratings for episode 2 of the Ashton Kutcher era on “Two and a Half Men” came down some Monday but were still way above the show’s average last season. “Terra Nova,” meanwhile, earned decent but hardly world-beating numbers for its premiere on FOX. The CW’s “Hart of Dixie” did OK, drawing more viewers than lead-in “Gossip Girl” but slightly lower numbers in the network’s target 18-34 demographic.

Elsewhere, “Dancing With the Stars” came down some from its premiere, and “The Playboy Club” dipped into the danger zone for NBC, falling short of 4 million viewers.

ABC led Monday night in viewers, drawing 14.65 million people and a 10.0 rating/14 share in households. CBS (13.05 million, 8.2/12) finished second, followed by FOX at 9 million viewers and a 5.6/8. NBC (4.2 million, 2.7/4) was fourth, while The CW’s premieres averaged 1.6 million viewers and a 1.2/2.

CBS scored the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 4.5 rating. ABC came in second in the demographic with a 3.1, edging FOX’s 3.0. NBC drew a 1.5 for fourth place, and The CW posted a 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (15.7 million viewers, 10.8/16 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (10.6 million, 6.4/10)/”2 Broke Girls” (11.6 million, 7.0/10)
FOX: “Terra Nova” series premiere (9 million, 5.6/8)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4.8 million, 3.0/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” season premiere (1.4 million, 1.1/1) 18-49 leader: “2 Broke Girls” (4.5) 9 p.m. CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (20 million, 12.0/17)/”Mike & Molly” season premiere (14 million, 11.2/16)
ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (16.3 million, 11.2/15)
FOX: “Terra Nova” premiere (9 million, 5.5/8)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (3.9 million, 2.4/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” series premiere (1.8 million, 1.3/2) 18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men” (7.2) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (11.9 million, 7.9/12)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (11.1 million, 7.2/11)
NBC: “The Playboy Club” (3.9 million, 2.8/4) 18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (3.2)

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