Abc Hot To (Fox) Trot On Monday
ABC waltzed away with a ratings victory on the first Monday of the new season, thanks to a strong performance by the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars. The 90-minute show recorded a 13.4 rating and a 21 share during its first hour at 8:00 p.m., peaking at 9:00 p.m. with a 13.7/21. But viewers deserted the network when a 90-minute version of The Bachelor came on at 9:30 p.m. The first half-hour drew only a 7.2/11, then dropped to a 6.3/10 during the 10:00 p.m. hour. Meanwhile, the premiere of Chuck on NBC wound up in second place with a 6.0/9 at 8:00 p.m. At 10:00 p.m. the debut of NBC's time-traveling Journeyman registered a 5.9/10, walloped by CBS's CSI: Miami, which opened the season with a 9.8/16.