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TV Ratings Monday: The Event, Chase Keep Falling; House, Lie To Me Rise; George W. Bush Can't Beat Chuck

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November 9th, 2010

Scoreboard ABC CBS FOX Uni NBC CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.7/10 3.4/9 2.7/7 1.6/4 1.5/4 0.9/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.6/8 2.3/7 2.5/7 1.6/5 1.2/3 1.2/3
Total Viewers (million) 17.505 10.630 7.478 3.879 5.699 1.829

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NBC's Monday woes continue to grow as the Matt Lauer interview of George W. Bush scored just a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, and its later shows tumbled. The special Matt Lauer Reports finished with lower adults 18-49 ratings than all episodes of Chuck this season. The Event fell 15% (vs. 10/25) to a series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, and Chase was down 6% (vs. 10/25) to just a 1.2 rating, which was also a series low.

With their baseball layoffs over, Fox shows were up on Monday night. House rose 3% (vs. 10/18) to a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. Lie To Me was up 13% to a 1.8 rating.

Note: The Pittsburgh ABC affiliate and the CBS Cincinnati affiliate carried the Monday Night Football game which means that those networks' fast affiliate ratings are more likely than usual to be adjusted downwards.

On ABC, Dancing with the Stars rose 5% vs. last week to a 4.2 rating, and Castle was up 4% to a 2.8 rating, but wait for the final ratings before celebrating.

At CBS, How I Met Your Mother fell 5% to a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating and Rules of Engagement slipped 9% to a 3.1 rating. Two and a Half Men's 4.4 rating was down 6% from last week. Only Mike & Molly bucked the CBS trend, rising 3% to a 3.7 rating. Hawaii Five-0 fell 3% to a 2.9 rating.

The CW's 90210 scored a 1.6 rating in the CW target women 18-34 ratings, down 16% from last week. Gossip Girl's 2.3 women 18-34 rating was up 5% from last week.

Because of the MNF local affiliate situation I hesitate to make much of ABC or CBS ratings yet, but note that Univision topped NBC in adults 18-49 on the night.

Late night ratings below the primetime table.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, November 8, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX HOUSE 3.5 9 9.385
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.5 9 9.079
ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.4 9 17.902
NBC MATT LAUER REPORTS 1.7 5 7.168
CW 90210 0.9 2 1.947
8:30 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.0 10 19.850
FOX HOUSE 3.9 10 9.919
CBS Rules of Engagement 3.1 8 8.642
NBC MATT LAUER REPORTS 1.8 4 6.902
CW 90210 0.8 2 1.750
9:00 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.5 11 21.633
CBS Two and a Half Men 4.4 11 14.020
FOX Lie To Me 1.9 5 5.585
NBC THE EVENT 1.8 4 5.647
CW Gossip Girl 0.9 2 1.790
9:30 ABC DANCING WITH THE STARS 4.7 11 22.139
CBS MIKE & MOLLY 3.7 9 11.355
NBC THE EVENT 1.7 4 5.390
FOX Lie To Me 1.7 4 5.024
CW Gossip Girl 1.0 2 1.829
10:00 ABC Castle 3.1 8 12.809
CBS Hawaii Five-0 3.1 8 10.820
NBC CHASE 1.2 3 4.637
10:30 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.7 8 9.861
ABC Castle 2.6 7 10.697
NBC CHASE 1.1 3 4.451

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via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.7/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.3/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.6/4).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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