Dancing With The Stars Takes Two Spots in Weekly Top 5

Dancing With The Stars spun its way to a pair of Top 5 showings in New York, for the week ending November 7.

The Dancing two-hour performance show was number two with 1.4 million viewers on WABC and a 7.2 rating, according to the Nielsen Company.

The result show placed fifth (1.1 million/5.8).

However, number one went to the final 15 minutes (7:45 to 8 p.m.) of Sunday afternoon NFL action (1.7 million/8.6) on WCBS. The majority of CBS’ NFL coverage (4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.) grabbed number seven (1.1 million/5.5).

60 Minutes followed with the number three program (1.2 million/6.0).

Game 5 of the World Series on WNYW took hold of fourth position (1.1 million/5.9).

Desperate Housewives, on WABC, continued its strong ratings this season with the number six slot (1.1 million/5.6).

Two other  ABC shows cracked the Top 10:

  • Grey’s Anatomy (eighth/971,000/4.8)
  • Modern Family  (tied for ninth/906,000/4.5)

Back at WCBS, Two and a Half Men starring Charlie Sheen was also number nine (910,000/4.5).

WNBC made only two appearances in the prime time Top 30, including Sunday Night Football at number 12 (865,000/4.3).

On Sunday night, WABC’s Eyewitness News, with help from Brothers and Sisters (22nd place/744,000/3.7), also finished at number 22 for the week.

CBS 2 News at 11 got a good lead-in from The Mentalist (11th place/896,000/4.4) to land at number 30 (678,000/3.4).