TV Ratings: Monday (April 28)
FOX's House returns strong in a Monday night timeslot; CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" bounces back, and "One Tree Hill" sheds some eyeballs matching "Gossip Girl's numbers.
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was of course the big winner of the night. The contest ran 6 minutes into "Samantha Who's" timeslot giving the freshman sitcom an artificial boost.
"The Big Bang Theory" recovered after falling below 8 million viewers last week, but its lead-out "How I Met Your Mother" continues to eclipse its ratings performance. With Britney on the way back, that may stay the same for the remainder of the season.
The Eye network has a reason to be worried about its 10pm drama "CSI: Miami" which, for some reason, continues to be the most popular series in the CSI franchise internationally. The drama dropped over 3 million viewers year-to-year. I suppose people are finally getting tired of David Caruso.
Finally, Hugh Laurie's beloved character was back with a bang on FOX, as the most watched telecast of the evening among adults 18-49 (rating: 5.7). For comparison, "Dancing with the Stars" scored a 4.4 rating in the demo.
8:00pm Dancing With the Stars (17.92 million)
9:32pm Samantha Who? (12.74 million)
10:02pm The Bachelor: London Calling (7.79 million)
8:00pm The Big Bang Theory (8.16 million)
8:30pm How I Met Your Mother (8.87 million)
9:00pm Two and a Half Men (12.86 million)
9:30pm Rules of Engagement (10.39 million)
10:00pm CSI: Miami (13.59 million)
8:00pm Deal or No Deal (9.89 million)
10:00pm Medium (9.63 million)
8:00pm Bones (9.68 million)
9:00pm House (14.51 million)
8:00pm Gossip Girl (2.51 million)
9:00pm One Tree Hill (2.50 million)