Fox with 'House' places No. 2 in its time slot Monday


Airing against MLB playoffs and highly anticipated Minnesota Vikings vs. NY Jets football game, the majority of broadcast series suffered declines last night.

At 8p, HOUSE posted a 3.6/10 and was the highest rated drama of the night among Adults 18-49 and the highest rated program of the night outright among Adults 18-34.   Compared to last week HOUSE was down -10% among Adults 18-49.  HOUSE ranked No. 2 in the 8p hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 in Adults 18-34. 

LIE TO ME at 9p delivered a 1.9/5 among Adults 18-49, down -10% from last week (2.1/5) due to increased sports competition in the hour this week.

Due to local NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC are inflated. ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (4.1/10) posted its lowest rated performance show of the season, down -5% from last week and -13% from its prior average (4.7/12). With DWTS running into its hour, Castle followed with an inflated 3.2/8 at 10p.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother (3.4/9) decline -3% while Rules of Engagement (3.0/8) was on par with last week. At 9p, Two and a Half Men (4.3/10) dropped -4% and posted its lowest Fall telecast ever. Mike and Molly (3.5/9) at 9:30p declined -10% from last week and posted its lowest Adults 18-49 rating so far this season. At 10p, Hawaii Five-O (3.1/8) fell to a season low, down -11% week over week and -16% from its prior season average (3.7/10).  Through the first four weeks of the season, new series Mike and Molly (3.7/9) and Hawaii Five-O (3.5/9) are down -24% and -15%, respectively, from CBS’ year-ago time period levels (4.9/11, The Big Bang Theory; 4.1/11, CSI: Miami).

NBC’s Chuck (1.9/5) matched its lowest rating of the season, while new dramas The Event (2.2/5) and Chase (1.5/4) both posted their lowest ratings to date, dropping -8% and -12%, respectively, from last week.

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source: FOX)