Fox's 'House' continues to deliver at 8 pm, No. 2


Last night, HOUSE posted a 4.0/11, and maintained its season-long title of highest rated drama of the night among Adults 18-49, outperforming ABC’s Castle, CBS’ Hawaii Five-O and NBC’s The Event and Chase. In fact HOUSE was the No. 1 program of the night outright among Adults 18-34.

Compared to last week HOUSE was up +8% (vs. 3.7/10) among Adults 18-49 and posted its highest Total Viewers of the season so far (10.8 million). 
HOUSE ranked No. 1 in the 8p hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-34 and Men 18-49/18-34/25-54.

LIE TO ME at 9p delivered a 2.0/5 among Adults 18-49 — its second-highest ratings of the season – and was up +11% from last week (1.8/4).  LIE TO ME also posted its highest Total Viewers of the season (6 million).


ABC’s 90-minute Dancing with the Stars (4.0/10) was flat week over week and matched its lowest performance telecast of the season. Following a special repeat of The Middle (2.3/6) at 930p, Castle closed out the night with a 2.5/7, flat with last week and tied as its lowest rating of the season.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother (3.5/10) was flat week over week while Rules Of Engagement (2.9/7) dropped -3% and was tied as its season low, Two And A Half Men (4.5/11) was up +5% and new comedy Mike & Molly (3.8/9) gained +9% without its usual DWTS competition. At 10p, new drama Hawaii Five-0 (2.8/8) declined -3% and was -13% below its prior average (3.2/9). Through nine original telecasts, Mike & Molly (3.7/9) and Hawaii Five-0 (3.2/9) are down -24% and -18% from the network’s comparable performances last year (The Big Bang Theory: 4.9/12, CSI: Miami: 3.9/11).

NBC’s Chuck (1.8/5) dropped -10% from its last original and matched its series low at 8p. New series The Event (1.7/4) and Chase (1.2/3) were both flat and matched their lowest ratings so far, both down -29% from their prior averages (2.4/6 and 1.7/5, respectively). Through eight telecasts, The Event has yet to post an episode-to-episode improvement (3.6 > 2.9 > 2.4 > 2.2 > 2.2 > 2.0 > 1.7 > 1.7), the longest stretch of this kind for any big 4 network series this season.

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source: FOX)