TV Ratings Monday: 'Chuck,' 'Mad Love,' 'Law & Order:LA,' 'Mike & Molly' Fall To Series Lows; 'Castle' Trounces 'Hawaii Five-0'

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April 12th, 2011

Scoreboard ABC FOX CBS Uni NBC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.9/10 2.5/7 2.3/6 2.1/5 1.4/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.8/8 2.3/7 1.5/4 2.1/6 1.0/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 17.852 7.464 7.627 5.290 5.320 0.686

ABC's  Dancing with the Stars topped the night's adults 18-49 ratings with a 4.3 rating, but that was still down 9% vs. last week. Castle was the only broadcast show up on the night (but I caution you to wait for final adjustments before too much celebrating), rising 11% to a 3.1 rating.

NBC's Chuck fell to a series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating on Monday night down 13% vs. its last original episode (3/21/11), and the re-premiere of Law & Order: Los Angeles stumbled badly, drawing just a 1.5 rating for its two hour special, down 32% from its last original episode (12/1/10). Our polled readers called it!

CBS's line up got caught in the downdraft as well, slumping across the board. How I Met Your Mother dropped 10% (vs. 3/21/11) to a season low 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Mad Love also fell 19% (vs. 3/28/11) to a series low 1.9 rating. Mike & Molly, at 9pm with an original for the first time, fell 17% vs. its last 9:30 telecast to a series low 2.5 rating. Hawaii Five-0 was caught under a bad wave, tumbling 17% (vs. 3/21/11) to a series low 2.4 rating.

Fox's House slid along with the crowd, down 6% to (what I believe is, checking now) a series low 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Chicago Code was the only broadcast primetime show even on the night, matching the series/season low 1.8 rating of its last original episode.

ABC topped the nights adults 18-49 ratings. Surprisingly, Univision topped an all new NBC line up by 50% among adults 18-49.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, April 11, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.7 11 18.612
FOX HOUSE 3.1 9 8.504
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7 8 6.804
NBC CHUCK 1.3 4 4.197
CW 90210 - R 0.4 1 0.858
8:30 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.1 11 20.081
FOX HOUSE 3.4 9 9.403
CBS Mad Love 1.9 5 5.445
NBC CHUCK 1.3 3 3.893
CW 90210 - R 0.3 1 0.705
9:00 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.5 12 21.154
CBS MIKE & MOLLY 2.5 6 7.921
FOX THE Chicago Code 1.9 5 6.107
CW Gossip Girl - R 0.3 1 0.624
9:30 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.8 12 21.976
CBS Two and a Half Men - R 2.0 5 7.329
FOX THE Chicago Code 1.7 4 5.843
CW Gossip Girl - R 0.2 1 0.555
10:00 ABC Castle 3.4 8 13.624
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.5 6 9.361
10:30 ABC Castle 2.9 8 11.666
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.3 6 8.902


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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.9/9; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.4/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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