via press note:
ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (12.2 million and 2.1/6): ABC finished as the #2 net on Monday night in Total Viewers, outdrawing Fox by 4.7 million viewers and CBS by 5.4 million viewers. ABC was up from the same night last year by 4% in Total Viewers and by 5% in Adults 18-49 (11.7 million and 2.0/5 on 10/1/12).
DWTS 8-10pm (12.8 million and 2.0/5): ABC’s stood as the 2nd most-watched TV show of the evening to , topping Fox’s dramas in the 2-hour time period by 5.3 million viewers and CBS’ comedies by 5.6 million viewers. Bill Nye was the second celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the competition this season.
10-11pm (10.9 million and 2.2/6): Building 10% on its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 10pm, ABC’s held even with its week-earlier season premiere and was up 16% over its performance on the same night last year (1.9/5 on 10/1/12). In the hour, beat CBS’ Hostages (6.0 million and 1.5/4) by even wider margins week to week, leading by 82% in Total Viewers and by 47% in Adults 18-49. Live + 3 Day Ratings: Last week’s season opener of ABC’s gained nearly a full Adult 18-49 point in the L+3 numbers, going from a 2.3 rating to a 3.2 rating (+0.9 rating points) and also added 3.4 million viewers to its next-day totals (going from 11.5 million to 14.9 million).