TV Ratings: 'Hart of Dixie' Hits High, 'Dancing With the Stars' Falls

According to preliminary numbers, CBS is likely to take home the victory, topping Fox and the World Series.
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"Hart of Dixie"

According to nationals, the World Series game drew 14.3 million total viewers and a 4.2 rating in adults 18-49 demographic. CBS tops Fox, which averaged 3.9 from 8-11 p.m. on Monday.

It's looking like Game 5 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers may be outdone by CBS' entire lineup, according to preliminary numbers.

Final numbers will be in later, but for now, from 8-11 p.m. the World Series averaged a 3.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, while CBS -- which carried the Baltimore-Jaguars football game in Baltimore -- posted a 4.2 rating.

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CBS saw improvements across the board: How I Met Your Mother (9.9 million total viewers, 4.3 rating in adults 18-49) rose 2 percent in 18-49, 2 Broke Girls (11.5 million, 4.6) saw a 5 percent uptick, Two and a Half Men (15.5 million, 5.6) rebounded after falling since its premiere, Mike & Molly (12.7 million, 4.4) saw the biggest improvement with a 13 percent jump and Hawaii Five-0 (11 million, 3.3) improved 6 percent.

The CW's Hart of Dixie (2 million, 0.8) reached a series high (so far), with last night's hour being the freshman series' most-watched and highest-rated episode to date. Compared to last week, the Rachel Bilson drama was up 19 percent in total viewers adn up 33 percent in 18-49. In the network's core 18-34 demo, Dixie increased 13 percent to snag a 0.9 rating. Its lead-in Gossip Girl (1.4 million, 0.6) grew 18 percent in total audience.

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Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy's meltdown in front of the judges last night didn't boost ratings, with the reality competition series (17 million, 3.1) dipping 6 percent compared to last Monday's comparable telecast. Still, the ABC show was the night's most-watched program. Castle (11.1 million, 2.5) remained steady at 10 p.m.

NBC's The Sing-Off (4.2 million, 1.5) tied its lowest telecast to date, dropping 6 percent. A repeat of Prime Suspect (2.5 million, 0.7) dropped a tenth from last week's rerun performance.

CBS -- 4.1           
· How I Met Your Mother: 9.9 million, 4.3       
· 2 Broke Girls: 11.5 million, 4.6 
· Two and a Half Men: 15.5 million, 5.6      
· Mike & Molly: 12.7 million,  4.4
· Hawaii Five-0: 11 million, 3.3
 
Fox -- 3.9
 
ABC -- 2.9            
· Dancing With the Stars: 17 million, 3.1          
· Castle: 11.1 million, 2.5
 
NBC -- 1.2           
· The Sing-Off: 4.2 million, 1.5          
· Prime Suspect (R): 2.5 million, 0.7  
 
The CW -- 0.7           
· Gossip Girl: 1.4 million, 0.6         
· Hart of Dixie: 2 million, 0.8
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