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Dancing feat is prime-time domination

ABC ran away with Monday's prime-time ratings crown thanks to Dancing With the Stars.

Dancing averaged 18.7 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/13 share in adults 18 to 49, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. That was about even with last week (18.8 million, 4.8/13). It reached a peak at 9 p.m. with 19.6 million viewers and a 5.4/13 in the demo.

An hour later, CSI: Miami (15.2 million, 4.7/12) dominated at 10 p.m., though it hit a season low in viewers and tied for the lowest ratings in adults 18 to 49 with last week. But The King of Queens (12.3 million, 4.5/11) outdistanced everything between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., including 24 and the first half hour of The Bachelor. It even built slightly on its lead-in of Two and a Half Men (13 million, 4.4/11) in adults 18 to 49.

Fox saw low ratings with a new episode of Drive (5.6 million, 2.3/6), while 24 (11.1 million, 4.3/10) was virtually even with last week (11.4 million, 4.4/11).

The same couldn't be said for NBC's Thank God You're Here (6.9 million, 2.9/7), which was down significantly from last week (8.2 million, 3.6/9) and didn't hold much of the viewership of Deal or No Deal (11 million, 3.2/9). A special one-hour Dateline: NBC on the Virginia Tech shootings was lightly watched in third place during the hour, with 6.4 million viewers and a 2.5/7 in the demographic.

Nightly averages: ABC (13.9 million, 4.2/11); CBS (11.5 million, 3.9/10); Fox (8.4 million, 3.3/8); NBC (8.1 million, 2.9/8); and the CW (1.9 million, 0.8/2).

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The nielsons are a blatantly obsolete rating system.
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Drive is entertaining enough, though I really only like that guy from Firefly in it. The other characters are annoying. And, where's all the sweet imports? =P
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I don't really like Drive. I like some of the actors in it, but I don't like the way it's written. I'm still going to watch until about ep. 6. That's what I do with most new prime time shows.
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Drive better not get cancelled i love it already and it has some of my favorite actors.
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I'm sure alot of people agree with me when I say how much I hate how FOX cancels great shows just because it isn't watched as much as their Reality bull crap. Firefly is one that really makes me angry. If they don't give this show a full season, I will boycott FOX all together. I won't even watch House anymore, even though it's one of my favorite shows. Drive is good, it's different, and it has some of my favorite actors and writers. If FOX cancels this, I hope it's picked up by another network. I really really hate FOX Network.
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DRIVE needs to be seen, its great! A real good action mystery series! Tune in and try it.
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reality is not cool
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Drive is very entertaining and deserves to be seen.
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its more proof why The Simpsons ratings are lower then they should be. I think if it isnt for Desperate Housewifes EMHE wouldnt be so high. Take Til Death for example; it onlt had around 4 million viewers before Fox moved it to after American Idol which sky rocketted to 14 million.
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I think it is INSANE that so many people "reality" crap. Pretty soon that's all that there will be. There's no point in buying a nice new high def tv to sit and watch reality crap.
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I missed most of Drive though it looked pritty good. To bad people are favoriting the reality shows The Amazon Race & Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, two very boring and repetive shows.
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PLEASE KEEP DRIVE!

I didn't think I'd like it at first, but I gave it a shot and I'm hooked!
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Drive is amazing, There are clearly a lot of people out there who need to tune in!They could catch up online.

Drive is the best new show this year.
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"Drive" is an excellent, excellent show. I hope the network realizes what they have. I also enjoy "Dancing with the Stars". I thought Nielsen media research realized how many people have DVR or another way of recording. I wonder if they include that into their statistics.
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I agree!!! Keep Drive!
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what ever happens dont cancel drive it is great
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