ABC won the night, as Castle, following directly after Dancing with the Stars surged to its best 18-49 rating (2.8) in weeks. I’ve been down on the show’s renewal chances, as you’d have to be after last week’s 2.1, but I think last night may have just saved it.

Sorry, no Univision numbers as yet, and no more analysis right now, I’m off to a meeting.

(Note from Seidman:  Bill accidentally left One Tree Hill off the list below.  It had exactly the same demo numbers as Gossip Girl and 2.227 million viewers).Fixed, One Tree Hill is now in the table, sorry for the omission.

Previous Monday overnight reports are available for comparison.

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (000s)
8:00 FOX House 4.6 13 4.3 13 12.047
  ABC Dancing With the Stars (8p-10p) 4.8 13 3.4 10 20.278
  CBS Big Bang Theory 3.4 10 2.5 8 9.247
  NBC Deal or No Deal (premiere) 1.2 3 0.9 3 4.356
  CW Gossip Girl 1.1 3 1.6 5 2.215
8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.6 9 3.0 9 8.893
9:00 CBS Two And A Half Men 5.0 12 3.3 9 14.169
  FOX 24 3.3 8 2.8 8 10.107
  NBC Medium (9pm-11pm) 2.2 6 1.4 4 7.241
CW One Tree Hill 1.1 3 1.6 5 2.227
9:30 CBS Rules Of Engagement 4.1 10 2.7 7 11.328
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami 4.0 11 2.8 8 13.718
  ABC Castle 2.8 7 2.1 6 9.968

Shows are sorted by 18-49 rating in each time slot.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company.


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