Ratings: Did DWTS Give Better With You a Tiny Lift Out of Bubble's Way?

ABC bubble comedy Better With You made the most of its special Monday aprés-Dancing With the Stars showcase, holding onto 11.7 million of the reality hit’s audience. That’s a 37 percent larger crowd than Cougar Town netted a week ago in the same primo perch, while BWU‘s demo rating (2.6) was 13 percent higher.

Now we wait and see how many of those millions sample the fence-riding freshman comedy anew come Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

Elsewhere this Monday:

8/7c | DWTS drew 21.8 million total viewers and a 4.5 demo rating, improving by double digits on last week’s season low. The CW’s 90210 (1.8 mil/0.9) enjoyed its most watched outing since December 6.

9/8c | The Event placed third (behind ABC and CBS comedy repeats) with 4.43 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, up 18 percent week-to-week. Gossip Girl held steady at 1.53 mil/0.8.

10/9c | Law & Order: LA (5.76 mil/1.3) grew its numbers by 18 percent yet still placed third on all counts behind repeats of Castle and Hawaii Five-0.