TV Ratings Report: DWTS Debuts Strong

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The premiere of Dancing with the Stars helped ABC win Monday night, proving once and for all: American loves Ralph Macchio!

8 p.m.
Dancing With the Stars: 20.9 million viewers
House: 9.3 million
How I Met Your Mother: 7.95 million/Mad Love: 6.55 million
Chuck: 4.3 million
90210 rerun: 778,000

9 p.m.
Dancing With the Stars: 23.7 million
Two and a Half Men rerun: 9.1 million/Mike & Molly: 9.6 million
The Chicago Code: 6.3 million
The Event: 4.05 million
Gossip Girl rerun: 529,000

10 p.m.
Castle: 12.7 million
Hawaii Five-O: 9.8 million
Harry's Law: 8.2 million

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