Primetime Ratings: Most Broadcast Shows Down Against Sports Coverage - Broadcasting & Cable

Primetime Ratings: Most Broadcast Shows Down Against Sports Coverage

ESPN's Vikings vs. Jets NFL game, TBS baseball playoffs are strong competition
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Broadcast entertainment ratings continued to fall Monday night up against ESPN's Vikings vs. Jets NFL game and TBS' baseball playoffs.

ABC won the night with an overall 3.8/10 among adults 18-49, with Dancing With the Stars down slightly from last week to a preliminary 4.1/10 with the key adults demo and Castle falling flat vs. last week with 3.2/9 and 12.1 million viewers.

CBS took second, with How I Met Your Mother down a tenth to a 3.4/9 with adults 18-49. Rules of Engagement held steady at 3.0/8 and 8.0 million viewers and Two and a Half Men was down 4% to a 4.3/10  with adults 18-49 and 13.2 million viewers. Newcomer Mike & Molly's growth spurt came to an end this week, down 10% to a 3.5/9 with key adults and 10.8 million viewers. Hawaii Five-0 was also down, dropping 11% to a preliminary 3.3/8 with the same demo.

Fox came in third with both House and Lie to Me down 10% to a 3.6/9 and 2.0/5, respectively, with adults 18-49.

NBC followed, with Chuck holding steady at a 1.9/5 and 5.2 million viewers. The Event, however, didn't have as much luck, down 8% from last week to a 2.2/5 with the key adults demo. Chase also fell, slipping 12% to a 1.5/4.

The CW rounded out the evening with a steady 90210 (0.9/2 with adults 18-49). Gossip Girl was down a tick to 0.9/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

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