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Monday Ratings: House wins, Castle hangs on

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May 12th, 2009

House on Fox, Tuesdays at 8pm

Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC NBC Uni CW
rating: Adults 18-49 3.9/11 3.9/10 3.6/10 1.8/5 1.6/4 1.1/3
Rating: Adults 18-34 3.2/10 2.6/8 2.6/8 1.2/4 1.7/5 1.6/5
Total Viewers (million) 11.18 11.38 15.73 5.92 3.83 2.30

FOX and CBS dueled in a close race for 18-49 year olds, ending in basically a tie.  FOX wound up with a slight edge, as well as a victory with adults 18-34.  ABC took the most overall viewers.

With a 4.6 adults 18-49 ratings, House was the night's highest rated program.   Dancing with the Stars had its lowest Monday rating of the spring with a 4.1, dropping from last week's 4.8.  Because of that drop, I don't think Castle dropping from last week's 2.8 to last night's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating is going to hurt its recently improved chances for renewal.

Chuck fans take heart.  At 8pm, Deal or No Deal tied with its lowest original airing ever with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

We keep hearing that the Gossip Girl spin off isn't going to be picked up, but last night's 1.2 with adults 18-49 for the backdoor pilot did improve slightly versus last week.

Full show data below.

Previous Monday overnight reports are available for comparison.

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share 18-34 Rating/Share Viewers (Millons)
8:00 FOX House 4.6/13 4.0/13 12.33
ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.7/11 2.6/8 17.00
CBS The Big Bang Theory 3.6/11 2.6/9 9.81
CW Gossip Girl 1.2/4 1.6/5 2.31
NBC Deal or No Deal 1.0/3 0.6/2 3.96
8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.6/10 2.9/9 8.70
9:00 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.6/12 3.2/9 19.62
CBS Two and a Half Men 4.4/11 2.8/8 12.89
FOX 24 3.3/8 2.6/7 10.03
NBC Medium 2.0/5 1.3/4 6.29
CW One Tree Hill 1.1/3 1.5/4 2.28
9:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 3.6/9 2.2/6 10.13
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami 4.0/11 2.7/8 13.37
ABC Castle 2.5/7 2.1/6 10.55
NBC Medium 2.3/6 1.5/4 7.26

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Shows are sorted by 18-49 rating in each time slot.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company.

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