Primetime Ratings: House Makes Strong Return to Fox

First Episode Since Writers Guild of America Strike Drives Network Monday Night

In its first outing since the writers’ strike, Fox drama House was the top-rated show of the night in the 18-49 demo with a 5.7 rating/13 share from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. and building from a 5.5 rating in its first half-hour opposite the end of Dancing with the Stars on ABC and Two and a Half Men on ABC to a 6 rating in its last half-hour.

Fox averaged a 4.4/11 for the night in the demo.

CBS was second with a 3.9/10. Its top show was Two and a Half Men, the second-highest-rated show of the night after House with a 4.7/11.

ABC was third with a 3.7/9. Its top show was Dancing with the Stars, which averaged a 4.2/11 over its one-and-one-half-hours-plus (the live show ran over by a few minutes).

NBC was fourth with a 2.9/7, topped by Medium with a 3.1/8 from 10 p.m.-11 p.m.

The CW was fifth with a 1.2/3, led by Gossip Girl's 1.3/4.