TV ratings: Brian Williams' 'Rock Center' starts quietly, others down on Halloween


Fast national ratings for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011A portion of the nation's TV audience was apparently out celebrating Halloween Monday night, because ratings for a number of shows were below average. "Terra Nova," "Two and a Half Men" and "Dancing With the Stars" were all down, along with several others. The premiere of NBC's newsmagazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams" also got off to a soft start.Overall, ratings were off about 10 percent from last week. ABC led the night in viewers, bringing in 13.9 million people and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households (its numbers may be slightly inflated because the net's Kansas City affiliate carried "Monday Night Football"). CBS (11.3 million, 7.2/11) finished second. FOX (6.5 million, 4.0/6) was a fairly distant third. NBC averaged 4.3 million viewers and a 2.7/4, and The CW failed to break a million viewers (941,000, 0.6/1) with a night of reruns.CBS snagged the top spot among adults...


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