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Dancing with the Stars stomped Game 5 of the World Series, averaging 17.17 million fans vs. 14.32 million.

In the 18-to-49 demographic, though, Fox's baseball coverage beat ABC's program, which was spiced up Monday night by a spat between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and judge Len Goodman, 4.2 to 3.2. NBC's The Sing-Off pulled in 4.18 million (1.6) over two hours, Nielsen data shows.

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Castle nabbed the most viewers in the final hour of Monday's prime time for the sixth consecutive week of the new season — 10.81 million vs. 10.70 million for CBS' Hawaii Five-0, which won the demo battle, 3.1 to 2.4. And NBC's repeat of Prime Suspect snagged 2.43 million people (0.7).

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CBS scored with its comedy block: How I Met Your Mother (9.79 million/4.3 demo rating); 2 Broke Girls (11.19 million/4.5); Two and a Half Men (15.29 million/5.5), a notable increase after four straight weeks of declines following its huge season premiere); and Mike & Molly (12.16 million/4.2).

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The CW's Gossip Girl got a steady 1.36 million (0.7), and Hart of Dixie 2.01 million (0.8) — the freshman series' most-watched (and highest-rated) so far. Both shows saw week-to-week gains and gave the network its most-viewed Monday of the season.