via press note:
With the Season 16 premiere of DWTS and, ABC won Monday over original lineups on the other nets, beating runner-up CBS by 6.9 million viewers and by 17% in Adults 18-49. The Net won the night for the 4th time in 5 weeks.
ABC’s Dancing opener grew over its Season 15 premiere by 19% in Total Viewers and by 24% in Adults 18-49. The DWTS premiere stands as TV’s 2nd-most-watched unscripted telecast this season, topping every installment of Idol since the Wednesday premiere in January. DWTS delivered ABC’s biggest audience and 2nd highest Adult 18-49 in the 2-hour time period in almost 1-year – since 4/23/12.
Beating its CBS (biggest audience this season.) and NBC (Deception) drama competition, ABC’s won the 10 o’clock hour in viewers and young adults for its 3rd straight original telecast. stood as Monday’s most-watched scripted program with its