Ratings: Castle, Five-0 and Hart of Dixie Post Gains, Two and a Half Men Dips Again

ABC’s Castle this Monday copped its biggest audience since its season opener, delivering 11.5 million total viewers (up 24 percent from last week’s football-impaired low) while scoring a 2.6 demo rating (up 12 percent).

Likewise in the 10 o’clock hour, CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 (10.9 mil/3.1) saw gains, of 8 and 15 percent, besting Castle in the demo.

Earlier in the evening, Hart of Dixie‘s shhhhteamy hour warmed up its numbers some. The CW’s freshman drama drew 1.75 million viewers and a 0.7 rating, gaining 11 and 17 percent week-to-week.

Two and a Half Men, meanwhile, dropped another 10 percent in the demo, scoring a 5.3 rating while amassing 14.85 million total viewers. After a fourth straight week of declines, the rejiggered sitcom is now approaching about half of its season opener’s record tallies.

Going hour-by-hour….

8 pm | Dancing With the Stars averaged 17.5 million viewers and a 3.2 demo rating across its two-hour run, up 4 and 8 percent week-to-week. CBS’ sitcombo of How I Met Your Mother (9.8 mil/4.1) and 2 Broke Girls (11.3 mil/4.3) drew some extra eyeballs while holding steady in the demo. Terra Nova (8 mil/2.7) was up from last week’s baseball-delayed outing, but down 13 percent in the demo from its regularly scheduled Oct. 4 episode. The Sing-Off (4.3 mil/1.5) and Gossip Girl (1.3 mil/0.6) were flat.

9 pm | Though Two and a Half Men slipped some, lead-out Mike & Molly held steady at 11.6 million total viewers and a 3.9 demo rating. Like Terra Nova, House (8.4 mil/3.1) was up versus last week’s time-delayed outing but down 15 and 20 percent from Oct. 4.

10 pm | Placing far, far, far behind Castle and Five-0, NBC’s Prime Suspect repeat mustered 2.74 million viewers and a 0.8 rating (compared to Playboy Club‘s last delivery of 3.39 mil and a 1.2).

What were you watching this Monday night?

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