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Melissa Gilbert Banged Her Head on Dancing With the Stars, and All She Got Was...This?!

Dancing with the Stars, DWTS Season 14, MELISSA GILBERT & MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY ABC/BOB D'AMICO

On Monday's Dancing With the Stars, Melissa Gilbert gave until it hurt so badly she required a trip to the hospital for treatment of a concussion.

Too bad for her DWTS fans were about as impressed as DWTS judges.

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Gilbert's head-banging paso doble with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, which pulled a weak 22 out of 30 on the judges' scorecard, drew the two-hour episode's second-smallest half-hour audience, the early TV ratings show.

Oddly enough, it was an overall blah Nielsen night for a newsworthy DWTS.

The show prevailed as Monday's most-watched show, but was flat when compared to last week and dropped to 16.1 million viewers.

If you'll pardon the expression, Ms. Gilbert. 

Here's a look at some of the other TV ratings winners—and losers, per the just-released broadcast and cable rankings: 

The Voice (10.4 million estimated viewers): Another week, another decline.

Game of Thrones (3.8 million viewers): Solid performance for the HBO show's third-season opener, which was down a touch from its season-two premiere (3.8 million).

Community (3 million viewers):The Dan Harmon-Chevy Chase feud made for better headlines than a ratings draw.

Bent (2.1 million viewers for back-to-back episodes): How much lower can it go? We'll probably never know: It's six-episode run is over.

Betty White's Off Their Rockers (7.2 million viewers): Leave it to the nonagenarian to give NBC one of its better performances in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Best Friends Forever (3.9 million viewers): Another new NBC sitcom, another sad premiere (made somewhat less sad by its big Betty White lead-in). 

One Tree Hill (1.4 million viewers): Fun factoid: The White show, which aired opposite this leave-taking CW series, drew a bigger number among women aged 18 to 34 years old!

Scandal (7.3 million viewers): Not a bad start, not a great start. Private Practice's 10 p.m. Thursday time slot is still definitely up for grabs.

Here's a complete look at the top 10 most-watched broadcast shows, per the latest Nielsen rankings:

  1. NCAA men's basketball championship (Kansas vs. Kentucky), 20.9 million viewers
  2. American Idol (Wednesday), 17.1 million viewers
  3. Dancing With the Stars (Monday), 16.9 million viewers
  4. Dancing With the Stars (Tuesday), 15.6 million viewers
  5. American Idol (Thursday), 14.3 million viewers
  6. Person of Interest, 13.7 million viewers
  7. The Big Bang Theory, 13.3 million viewers
  8. The Mentalist, 12.6 million viewers
  9. CSI, 12.1 million viewers
  10. 60 Minutes, 11.7 million viewers

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