Hawaii Five-0 sputtered to a series-low in the demo as Castle stormed to victory in prime time's final hour — undoubtedly with help from the Dancing With the Stars performance show that preceded it.
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The ABC drama attracted 12.23 million people Monday night against fresh episodes of Five-0 (9.36 million) — which had Rick Springfield, who was arrested over the weekend for drunken driving, as a guest — and Law & Order: Los Angeles (4.81 million). It also won among 18-to-49-year-olds with a 2.9 rating vs. 2.4 and 1.4 for its respective CBS and NBC competition. Castle beat Five-0 by its biggest margin yet — nearly 2.9 million viewers -- while more than doubling L&O: LA's viewership.
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In the weekly ratings that came out Tuesday, Dancing's competition program notably topped both installments of American Idol last week, when it got 22.38 million viewers at 8; Idol's performance installment was close behind with 22.32 million. On Monday night, Dancing averaged 20.88 million viewers over two hours, scoring a 4.4. demo rating.
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Against Dancing in the first hour of Monday's prime time, House sank to a season-low demo rating (2.9) while pulling in 8.48 million viewers vs. How I Met Your Mother (6.73 million) on CBS, Chuck on NBC (4.12 million) and the CW's 90210 (1.50 million). At 8:30, Mad Love on CBS scored 5.75 million viewers — up slightly from 5.57 million last week.
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At 9/8c, a rerun of CBS' Two and a Half Men reeled in 7.63 million against fresh outings of Fox's The Chicago Code (5.54 million), NBC's The Event (4.02 million) and the CW's Gossip Girl (1.28 million). At 9:30, a new Mike & Molly got 8.06 million.