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TV Ratings Monday: Skating with the Stars Falls Down; Chuck, House Hit Lows; CBS Wins Night

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November 23rd, 2010

Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX Uni NBC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.5/10 3.4/9 2.6/7 1.6/4 1.6/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.5/7 2.6/8 1.5/4 1.2/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.432 15.133 7.483 3.818 5.104 .861

Notes: Dancing with the Stars ran from 8p-9:13p and the premiere of Skating With The Stars ran from 9:13-11p.   The Monday Night Football game was syndicated to MyNet affiliate in Denver.  In San Diego, it aired on the CBS affiliate which aired the normal CBS schedule beginning at 9pm.

CBS won the night with adults 18-49 and ABC had the most total viewers.  Due to the odd start times, we can't see precise numbers for the shows, but we can see enough to know that Skating With The Stars didn't get off to a good start, dropping to a 1.9 rating with adults 18-49 between 10p-11p and it declined in each half hour.  Earlier in the night Dancing with the Stars scored a 4.7 rating with adults 18-49 from 8p-9p for its performance finale, up 18% from last week and 15% from last fall.

Chuck dropped to a season and series low 1.7 with adults 18-49. The Event was flat vs. last week with a 1.7, still tied for a series low.  Chase was up two tenths (17%)  to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, the highest since October 18.

How I Met Your Mother dropped 3% to a 3.5 rating and Rules of Engagement was flat, tying the season low 2.9 rating.  Mike & Molly was up 8% to a season high 4.0 rating with adults 18-49. Two and a Half Men was flat versus last week with a 4.5 rating and against a weakened ABC,  Hawaii Five-0 was up 14% to a 3.2 rating.

House was down 15% to a season low 3.4 rating with adults 18-49, and Lie To Me slipped a tenth to a 1.8 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, November 22, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Dancing With the Stars 4.7/13 23.28
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.5/10 8.98
FOX House 3.4/9 9.24
NBC Chuck 1.7/5 4.80
CW 90210 (R) 0.3/1 0.89
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.9/8 8.13
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.5/12 14.31
ABC Dancing/Skating With The Stars 4.4/11 19.45
FOX Lie To Me 1.8/5 5.72
NBC The Event 1.7/4 5.18
CW Gossip Girl (R) 0.3/1 0.84
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 4.0/10 12.99
ABC Skating With The Stars (Premiere) 2.7/7 10.97
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 3.2/9 12.09
ABC Skating With the Stars (Premiere) 1.9/5 6.91
NBC Chase 1.4/4 5.33

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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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.0/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; "Late Show," 1.0/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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