'Dancing With the Stars' steps up rating

Reality show jumps one-tenth in adults demo Monday

After sliding in the ratings during its first six weeks back on the air, ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" halted its descent Monday and bounced up one-tenth among adult viewers, helping the network win the night.

"Dancing" averaged 20.5 million viewers and a 4.7 preliminary rating in adults 18-49.

ABC's new comedy "Surviving Suburbia" (9.9 million, 2.4) didn't demonstrate as much fortitude, slipping a bit, and freshman detective drama "Castle" (8.2 million, 2.1) climbed from last week.

CBS finished second airing mostly repeats. The mix included an original "Rules of Engagement" (10.6 million, 3.8) at 9:30 p.m., which received almost the same rating as when it enjoys an original lead-in, followed by a repeat airing of "The Mentalist" (9.4 million, 2.5) in the usual "CSI: Miami" slot.

Fox was third with another airing of "Bones" (8.6 million, 2.5); it was the third night in the past week that the network aired a "Bones" original.

The procedural matched its Thursday episode, but its Wednesday edition ranked highest. Meanwhile, "24" (10.3 million, 3.2), down 11%, missed its "House" lead-in.

NBC's "Chuck" (6.1 million, 2.4) expanded on last week's ratings gains, though "Heroes" (6.5 million, 3.1) and "Medium" (7.3 million, 2.5) fell slightly.

On the CW, "Gossip Girl" (2.4 million, 1.3) and "One Tree Hill" (2.4 million, 1.2) returned after a couple of weeks of repeats, with "Gossip" holding steady and "Tree" down one-tenth in the adult demo from their previous originals.