Dancing With The Stars 2nd Most Watched TV Show Monday Night, TV Ratings For for Oct. 14-20th

Good news once again for ABC and Dancing With The Stars! ABC beat out NBC, Fox, and CBS in total viewership numbers for this past Monday night, October 21, 2013. What’s more, “Dancing With The Stars” was also the second most watched TV show after “The Voice. In more good news, Dancing With The Stars also gained 1 million more viewers in a 4 week period. Below is more from ABC MediaNet.

Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 12.3 million and 1.9/5 AD18-49)

ABC paced within 200,000 viewers of tying NBC for the viewership lead on Monday (12.3 million vs. 12.5 million) and delivered its most competitive finish this season. The Net topped CBS by 5.0 million viewers (7.3 million) and Fox by 6.9 million viewers (5.4 million). In addition, ABC outdelivered Fox on the night by 19% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 vs. 1.6/4).

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 13.1 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49)

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was the 2nd-most-watched entertainment show on Monday, coming within 2% of NBC’s “The Voice” (13.1 million vs. 13.4 million) on the night to mark its closest finish this season. Also in its time period, “Dancing” outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 5.1 million viewers (8.0 million). No celebrity was eliminated this week.

•ABC’s “DWTS” grew its overall audience week to week (13.1 million vs. 13.0 million) to deliver its most-watched telecast in 4 weeks – since 9/23/13.

Below is a list of the Top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Oct. 14-20th. Note how Dancing With The Stars and The Voice tied for 9th place.

1. NFL Football: Denver vs. Indianapolis, NBC, 26.94 million.

2. “NCIS,” CBS, 18.83 million.

3. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 17.8 million.

4. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 15.29 million.

5. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.95 million.

6. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.64 million.

7. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.95 million.

8. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 13.78 million.

9. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 12.99 million.

9. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.99 million.

11. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 12.69 million.

12. “The Millers,” CBS, 12.27 million.

13. NFL Football: Indianapolis vs. San Diego, ESPN, 11.95 million.

14. “Castle,” ABC, 11.11 million.

15. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 11.06 million.

16. “Modern Family,” ABC, 10.94 million.

17. “Blacklist,” NBC, 10.93 million.

18. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 10.56 million.

19. “Toy Story of Terror,” ABC, 10.55 million.

20. “Survivor,” CBS, 10.11 million.

Source: Star Tribune

Not bad I say once again. Going to only one night a week of Dancing With The Stars seems to be working. Let’s see what Miss Heidi thinks?

Heidi: I guess in a way it’s working – it’s audience isn’t eroding any further. I would say, holding steady. I need to find my old spreadsheets and build on them to see what the real story is. :-)  I’m sure it’s still down a bit from Season 15, but again, I would have to verify that. I think the viewer numbers always increase slowly toward the finale after hitting a season low in weeks 3 or 4.   I think I kinda like having it all in one night – I miss a bit of the cheese fest and, of course, pro dances – but they had already cut way down on those anyway.