Primetime Ratings: CBS Holds Monday as Others Decline

Heroes, Boston Legal, Gossip Girl among the shows seeing declines.

CBS won its third consecutive Monday in the primetime ratings, finishing even with last week with an average 3.9 rating/10 share, while the other broadcast networks (save for Fox) saw declines.

CBS’ sitcom line-up held its own against two hours of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, which led the 8-9 and 9-10 slots with an average 4.3/11. But Two and a Half Men managed to dance past ABC in the 9-9:30 slot, jumping significantly from last week’s 4.7/11 with a 5.1/12.

ABC fell behind at 10, with Boston Legal, and finished second for the night, with a 3.7/9, off from last week’s 3.8/10.

Third-place NBC saw a steeper drop, averaging a 2.8/7 compared to last week’s 3.2/8. The third season of Heroes continued its decline, averaging a 3.9/9 for its third installment, down from a 4.4/10 last week.

Fourth-place Fox was up from last week, averaging a 2.2/6 with action dramas Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Prison Break. The CW fell from last week, averaging a .8/2 for Gossip Girl and Privileged.