terra nova instinct TV ratings: 'Terra Nova' holds steady Monday, 'Two and a Half Men' dips, 'House' premiere OKFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Ratings for “Two and a Half Men” declined a little more on Monday, but it was still the night’s most-watched show. “House’s” season premiere was down a bit from last season but up over its performance last spring, and “Terra Nova” held very steady in its second week on FOX.

Elsewhere, “The Sing-Off” perked up a little for NBC, although that improvement didn’t translate to “The Playboy Club,” and The CW’s “Gossip Girl” and “Hart of Dixie” were fairly even with last week.

ABC led the night in total viewers, drawing 14.9 million people and a 9.7 rating/15 share in households. CBS (12.4 million, 7.6/11) took second, finishing comfortably ahead of FOX (9 million, 5.4/8). NBC averaged 4.4 million viewers and a 2.7/4 to finish fourth, while The CW came in at 1.6 million viewers and a 1.1/2.

Paced by “Two and a Half Men,” CBS finished first among adults 18-49 with a 4.3 rating. FOX came in second in the demographic with a 3.4, followed by ABC at 2.9. NBC’s 1.6 was good for fourth. The CW earned a 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (16.2 million viewers, 10.5/16 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (10.5 million, 6.4/10)/”2 Broke Girls” (11.4 million, 6.9/10)
FOX: “Terra Nova” (8.3 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (5.1 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.45 million, 1.0/1) 18-49 leader: “How I Met Your Mother” (4.5) 9 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (16.8 million, 11.0/16)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (17.3 million, 10.4/15)/”Mike & Molly” (13.2 million, 8.2/12)
FOX: “House” season premiere (9.8 million, 5.8/8)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” (4.7 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (1.8 million, 1.2/2) 18-49 leader: “Two and a Half Men” (6.1) 10 p.m. ABC: “Castle” (11.6 million, 7.5/12)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (10.9 million, 6.8/11)
NBC: “The Playboy Club” (3.4 million, 2.3/4) 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