10:55am PT by Lindsay Powers
NBC's Bush-Clinton Charity Special Bombs in Ratings
NBC's charity special, All Together Now: A Celebration of Service honoring former President George H.W. Bush, was well-intentioned. But the special — which was co-chaired by former President Bill Clinton and featured performances by Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Carrie Underwood — bombed Monday night.
The hourlong special rated averaged a paltry 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.2 million viewers overall.
The underperformance left NBC bringing up the rear in the ratings race with original episodes of The Event (1.2, 4.4 million) and Harry's Law (.6, 8.2 million) coming in flat.
With its popular telenovelas, Univision beat NBC in the demo with Eva Luna averaging a 1.7 rating with 4.4 million viewers followed by Triunfo del Amor (1.7, 4.2 million).
ABC was on top for the night with Dancing With the Stars. Still, the series (5.1, 22.3 million) was down 4 percent from last Monday's premiere. Castle pulled in a 3.3 demo rating with 12.8 million viewers.
CBS was second for the night with mostly reruns: How I Met Your Mother (1.9, 5.6 million), Two and a Half Men (2.3, 7.6 million), Mike & Molly (1.9, 7 million) and Hawaii-5-0 (1.5, 5.8 million). An original episode of Mad Love (2.1, 5.6 million) was down 13 percent, tying its season low.
Fox slipped to third place with a rerun of House (1.5, 4.8 million) and a new episope of The Chicago Code (1.1, 4 million).