FOX took the 18-49 demo for the night with House and 24, trailed closely in that demo by CBS’ comedies and CSI: Miami combo.  FOX also grabbed victory with adults 18-34.  ABC had the most overall viewers fueled by Dancing With the Stars.

The season finale of Chuck scored a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.11 million viewers overall.   The season finale of Heroes pulled a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and 6.39 million viewers.    Meanwhile, ABC’s Castle averaged a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49.

I know fans are wondering about the fate of Castle.  It was off .1 with adults 18-49 vs. last week when it faced a repeat of The Mentalist instead of a new CSI: Miami.  The good news is, it seems to have stabilized, but I’m not sure if stabilizing at a 2.1 is good news.  The bad news is it lost viewers in its second half hour.  But then again, so did 24.

I’ll post the full show data table shortly…  Update: Now included (see below)

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Previous Monday overnight reports are available for comparison.

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share 18-34 Rating/Share Viewers (Millons)
8:00 FOX House 4.3/12 4.0/13 10.87
ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.8/11 2.4/8 17.26
CBS The Big Bang Theory 3.4/10 2.6/8 9.31
NBC Chuck 2.2/6 1.7/6 5.95
CW Gossip Girl 1.0/3 1.4/4 2.07
8:30 FOX House 4.7/12 4.3/13 11.85
ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.4/12 2.8/8 19.60
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.7/10 3.4/10 8.87
NBC Chuck 2.5/7 1.9/6 6.28
CW Gossip Girl 1.0/3 1.5/4 1.98
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.9/12 3.5/10 14.09
ABC Dancing with the Stars 4.7/12 3.1/9 20.41
FOX 24 3.5/9 2.9/8 10.58
NBC Heroes 2.9/7 2.8/8 6.21
CW One Tree Hill 1.0/3 1.5/4 2.13
9:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 3.9/10 2.5/7 11.30
FOX 24 3.3/8 2.6/7 10.535
NBC Heroes 3.0/7 2.8/8 6.56
ABC Surviving Suburbia 2.4/6 1.6/4 9.91
CW One Tree Hill 1.0/3 1.5/4 2.127
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami 3.3/9 2.5/7 11.88
ABC Castle 2.2/6 1.7/5 8.74
NBC Medium 2.2/6 1.5/4 6.74
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami 3.3/9 2.5/7 12.085
NBC Medium 2.2/6 1.4/4 6.702
ABC Castle 2.0/5 1.5/5 8.026

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

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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 which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. 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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