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Primetime Ratings: 'MNF' Skews CBS' Lineup

CBS and Fox battled for the top spot on Monday night, but
CBS' earned first with an overall 4.2 rating/10 share in the 18-49 demo,
according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

It should be noted that the CBS' ratings are skewed due to
its affiliate in Baltimore carrying Monday
Night Football
, and will be likely adjusted downwards. 2 Broke Girls was up 5% to a 4.6, while Two and a Half Men continued to dominate with a 5.6, up 6%. How I Met Your Mother was up a tenth to
a 4.3, and Mike & Molly was up
13% to a 4.4. Hawaii Five-0 ended the
night with a 3.3, up 6%.

Fox's broadcast of Game 5 of the World Series earned a
preliminary 3.8, but due to the nature of live sports, ratings are subject to
higher than normal adjustments.

ABC's Dancing With the
fell a tenth to a 1.5, while Castle
remained steady at 2.5. The network earned an overall 2.9/7 and landed in
third place.

The CW earned its most watched Monday night of the season
with an overall 0.7/2. Hart of Dixie was up 33% in A18-49 to a 0.8, and was up
13% in A18-34 to a 0.9. Gossip Girl was
steady in both demos, with a 0.6 and 0.8, respectively.

NBC earned an overall 1.2/3, with The Sing-Off posting a 1.5, down a tenth from last week.