CBS edged out ABC and FOX for the adults 18-49 ratings crown on Monday night and ABC easily won the battle for total viewers.

CBS’s How I Met Your Mother was steady vs. last week with a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating while Rules of Engagement was down 0.1 to a 2.9.   But Two and a Half Men rose 0.2 versus last with adults 18-49 to a 4.5 rating and Mike & Molly, without its usual DWTS competition was up 0.3 to a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating.  But  Hawaii Five-0 couldn’t capitalize on a beefier Mike & Molly and dropped a tenth of an 18-49 ratings point to a 2.8 rating, tying its series low.

Chuck returned down 0.2 to a 1.8 rating with adults 18-49.  Summer Glau made a great GRETA, but… Let the cries that “the presidents of the United States of America are always killing Chuck’s ratings momentum!” begin. NBC notes it was the most total viewers for Chuck since the season premiere on September 20.

The rest of NBC wasn’t any prettier with Chase and The Event both matching last week’s numbers.  Will the massive schedule overhaul in mid-season help?

House bounced up 0.3 with adults 18-49 to hit a 4.0 rating and win the hour. Lie To Me was up 0.2 from last week to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Dancing with the Stars was flat vs. last week with a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating, and a repeat of The Middle performed respectably with a 2.3 rating at 9:30.  That probably didn’t thrill Castle fans, but at least Castle was steady at a (tied for season low) 2.5 rating with adults 18-49.

More coming soon, but wanted to get the ratings table up (scroll down).

Note: the Monday Night Football game was syndicated to MyNet affiliates in both the DC and Philadelphia markets.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, November 15, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX House 4.0/11 10.81
ABC Dancing With the Stars 3.7/10 19.84
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.5/10 8.88
NBC Chuck 1.8/5 5.55
CW 90210 0.9/2 1.75
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.9/7 7.96
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.5/11 14.15
ABC Dancing With the Stars 4.4/11 22.04
FOX Lie To Me 2.0/5 6.03
NBC The Event 1.7/4 5.73
CW Gossip Girl 0.9/2 1.72
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 3.8/9 12.29
ABC The Middle (R) 2.3/6 10.06
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.8/8 10.19
ABC Castle 2.5/7 9.98
NBC Chase 1.2/3 4.57

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,” 2.6/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.3/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/5.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.1/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

• At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/2).

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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