Fueled by Dancing with the Stars, ABC won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers.  Dancing with the Stars averaged a 4.4 adults 18-49 rating from 8-10pm and Castle a 3.1 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, though look for small adjustments up for DWTS and down for Castle.

NBC’s Chuck inched up 8% from its its last original to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Law & Order: LA was also up 8% to a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49. The Event was flat vs. last week with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

House slipped below a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating to a 2.9, down 9% from its last original to a season low, and The Chicago Code dipped 11% to a series low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

How I Met Your Mother was up 8% versus its last original two weeks ago to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, and Mad Love was up 10% to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Mike & Molly was down 12% to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, a series low. Hawaii Five-0 was down 14% to a series low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, May 2, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.0/11 19.59
FOX House 2.9/8 8.48
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.7/8 6.73
NBC Chuck 1.4/4 4.12
CW 90210 0.7/2 1.50
8:30 CBS Mad Love 2.2/6 5.75
9:00 ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.7/12 22.16
CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 2.2/6 7.63
FOX The Chicago Code 1.6/4 5.54
NBC The Event 1.3/3 4.02
CW Gossip Girl 0.7/2 1.28
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 2.3/6 8.06
10:00 ABC Castle 2.9/7 12.23
CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.4/6 9.36
NBC Law & Order: LA 1.4/4 4.81
Half Hours
8:00 FOX House 2.9/9 8.41
8:30 FOX House 2.9/8 8.56
9:00 FOX The Chicago Code 1.7/4 5.73
9:30 FOX The Chicago Code 1.5/4 5.35
8:00 NBC Chuck 1.4/4 4.24
8:30 NBC Chuck 1.4/4 4.00
9:00 NBC The Event 1.2/3 3.99
9:30 NBC The Event 1.3/3 4.05
10:00 NBC Law & Order: LA 1.3/3 4.57
10:30 NBC Law & Order: LA 1.5/4 5.06
10:00 ABC Castle 3.1/8 13.13
10:30 ABC Castle 2.8/7 11.34
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.5/6 9.41
10:30 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.4/6 9.31

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,” 3.1/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 4.5/10; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/6 (delayed by additional “Nightline” coverage).

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/3; “Late Show,” 1.0/4; “Nightline,” 1.3/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/4 (delayed by additional “Nightline” coverage).

• At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) trailed “Late Late Show” (0.6/3).

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 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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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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