Dancing Stomps On Rivals' Feet

ABC's Dancing with the Stars once again trounced every other show on Monday night as a 90-minute performance edition attracted 18.80 million viewers. The show increased viewers in every half hour, capturing 17.22 million viewers in the 8 00 p.m. half hour; 18.99 million in the 8 30 half hour; and capping the evening with 20.20 million in the final half hour. But viewers abandoned the network in droves once Dancing danced off. Romantically Challenged, which followed Dancing , dropped 57 percent to 8.69 million viewers. Meanwhile, CBS's comedy shows, particularly between 8 00 p.m. and 9 00 p.m., showed significant ratings erosion of their own. How I Met Your Mother and Rules of Engagement averaged just 7.67 million viewers, down from 8.17 million a week ago. Two and a Half Men attracted 13.17 million at 9 00 p.m., down from 13.75 million last week. But The Big Bang Theory, which followed, rose to 14.75 million from 13.58 million last week. Most worrisome for the network may have been the continued decline of CSI Miami at 10 00 p.m., which drew 10.56 million viewers, down from the previous week's 11.10 million. The procedural drama has been shedding viewers almost on a weekly basis.



Tags: ABC - CBS - Dancing With The Stars


More Abc

'Chasing Life' Could Be Worthwhile…If You Ignore The 'Breaking Bad' Comparisons

Chasing Life premiered on ABC last night (10th June) and the Steve Miner-directed first episode of ABC Family's new comedy drama adaptation was delivered to...

Michael Strahan Joining ‘Good Morning America’ as ‘Utility Player’

Michael Strahan is joining Good Morning America, following the departure of Josh Elliot, it has been confirmed. ABC sources tell TMZ.com that Strahan will appear...

Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' Cancelled, Replaced by 'Wife Swap'

ABC have ruthlessly axed Christian Slater's Mind Games midseason after low rated airings. For the next two weeks, the network will use the Tuesday 10pm...

Camden Crawl Announces 2014 Return: CC14 Initial Line-Up Revealed - Abc, Atari Teenage Riot, Steve Mason, Of Montreal, The Field And More

The multi award winning Camden Crawl festival is back from an extended break with a fresh look, new dates and a bit of rejuvenation for...


Getting Ready for SHIELD Ahead of Tonight's Premiere - Who's Watching?

It’s been called the first network superhero show to rival Arrow, which was a surprise success in its own right. That’s right, Agents of SHIELD...

Grey’s Anatomy Losing An Original - Shonda Rhimes Is Upset

As ABC’s top scripted drama, and having run for nearly 10 seasons now, Grey’s Anatomy’s characters are household names, and familiar faces, too. And that’s...

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Promises To Be More Than Avengers Spin Off

The critics got a first glance at what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D looks like yesterday, (Sunday Aug 4) when they were treated to a special screening...

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian Fell In Love On Set of "Northern Lights," But At 40, What's Happened To His Career?

When LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian fell in love on the set of Northern Lights, things were already looking a little bleak for the American...



ABC Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on ABC

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All