TV ratings: 'Dancing' rises Monday; 'Castle,' 'Chuck,' 'HIMYM' get finale boosts


Fast National ratings for Monday, May 16, 2011Several shows that had their season finales on Monday -- "Castle," "Chuck" and "How I Met Your Mother" among them -- saw their ratings rise over recent weeks. The numbers for "Dancing With the Stars" also improved some, which once again gave ABC the top spot for the night.ABC averaged 18.7 million viewers and an 11.6 rating/18 share among households in primetime, winning the night by more than 10 million viewers. CBS (8 million, 5.1/8) was the best of the rest, beating out FOX (7.4 million, 4.5/7) for second. NBC (4.3 million, 2.7/4) was pretty much even with its performance from last Monday, and The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2) was up a bit with its finales.In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC's 4.1 rating led the way, beating second-place FOX (2.7) by a 52-percent margin. CBS came in third with a 2.5. NBC scored a 1.3 in the demo...


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