TV Ratings: Monday October 11, 2010

Source: MediaWeek, Ratings: in millions
Time Network Show Rating 18-49
8PM ABC Dancing with the Stars 18.11 3.5/10
FOX House 9.55 3.6/10
CBS How I Met Your Mother 8.53 3.4/9
NBC Chuck 5.35 1.9/5
CW 90210 1.81 0.9/2
8:30PM CBS Rules of Engagement 8.00 3.0/8
9PM ABC Dancing with the Stars 19.97 4.2/10
CBS Two and a Half Men 13.22 4.3/10
NBC The Event 6.45 2.2/5
FOX Lie to Me 5.54 1.9/5
CW Gossip Girl 1.80 0.9/2
9:30PM CSB Mike & Molly 10.76 3.5/9
10PM ABC Castle 12.06 3.2/8
CBS Hawaii Five-0 10.52 3.1/8
NBC Chase 5.00 1.5/4

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  • Hmmm, The Event lost another mill? Perhaps it will follow in Outlaw’s footsteps soon?

  • Rightisright

    I was at a small town board meeting last night, and they were hurrying through the agenda…because they didn’t want to miss Two and Half Men….seriously.
    I knew there had to be people watching it, but not someone I’d ever voted for….

  • kevin

    i’m actually really getting into the event. i’m surprised it keeps losing so many viewers every week. didn’t it debut to like twice the number it got last night?

  • I believe THE EVENT premiered to 11.2 million viewers. Count me among those surprised by how much the show has plunged. While I have yet to get to last night’s episode, I’ve been enjoying the show quite a bit thus far and would hate to see it not get a full season. That said, seeing as though NBC has very little in the cupboard I would be surprised if it didn’t see a back-nine pick up at the very least.

  • What CBS should do to fix Mondays:

    Move “Mike & Molly” to 8:30 pm on Thursdays following “The Bang Theory”, since it’s a similar theme anyway & can’t retain the “Men” lead-in and that would allow CBS to cancel the horribly written, abysmally acted, terrible “Shit My Dad Says” (it really is shit people!). Bring in a new sitcom at 9:30 followed by the return of CSI: Miami at 10:00 as “Hawaii Five-O” is bleeding viewers badly and is on track to lose half of the “Men”/”Molly” lead-in. Relocate “Five-O” to either Sundays at 10:00 or, better yet, Fridays at 9:00 and that would allow CSI: NY to slide in on Sundays at 10:00. If “Five-O” can’t handle Fridays (reasonably well, give them a comparable audience since Fridays are dead but be able to manage at least 7.5 million viewers in that slot), then they don’t deserve carriage and should be cancelled.

    As for NBC, cancel “The Event”, move “Chase” to 9:00 and maybe one of the “Law&Order” franchises from Wednesday to Monday at 10:00.


  • Actually, given how much it’s been promoted, I would be surprised to see NBC give it a full season pick-up. I predict they’ll do what they did to “Outlaw”, not cancel it but put it on “production hiatus” and pick up scripts on a one-by-one basis dependent on how ratings go. Because of the serialized nature of the show, should they not move forward with a pick-up, I think they’d at least allow the writers a two-hour series finale and give it at least fifteen episodes.

    “Chuck”‘s ratings are dismal but it’s 18-49 isn’t terrible and given how challenged NBC is, I see “Chuck” getting a full season and I’ll even go as far as to say NBC will renew it for yet another season. I’m sure fellow “Chuck” fans will be pleased. I also see NBC keeping “Chase” over “The Event”. “Chase” didn’t premiere as big but has held its own and consistently averages 6 million viewers. Not great, but considering the competition, it does pretty well. I’ll predict NBC picks up episodes of “Chase” on a one-by-one or two-by-two basis.