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.
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