House Drives Solid Monday Ratings

Fox's House was the top-rated show of the night in the 18-49 demo Monday night, according to Nielsen overnight numbers, with a 5 rating/10 share, helping Fox to a tie for first with CBS at a 3.8 rating/10 share.

 CBS was powered by Two and a Half Men at a 4.8/12 at 9-9:30, as well as solid outings for Rules of Engagement (3.9/9) and CSI: Miami (4/11).

 ABC was third with a 3.4/9, thanks to Dancing With the Stars, which averaged a 4.2/12. In fact, there were four shows on the night that averaged at least a 4 rating, House, Dancing, Men, and CSI, with Rules just missing out, a good nightly showing for a broadcast prime time lineup whose ratings have been in steady decline.

 NBC was fourth with a 2.6/7, led by Medium with a 3.2/9 at 10-11.

 The CW averaged a 1 rating.3 share with Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.