With CBS offering up only repeats on Monday, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and NBC's "The Voice
" both paused several weeks of declines and helped push the networks to slight gains and their usual primetime split.
" and "House
," also capitalized on CBS' absence to rise, week-to-week, while the same could not be said of both CW dramas, which experienced down weeks.
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 3.2 rating, topping ABC's 2.7 rating in the key demographic. FOX averaged a 2.2 key demo rating for Monday night, beating CBS' 1.7 rating. The CW averaged a 0.5 key demo rating.
Overall, though, ABC averaged an estimated 15.16 million viewers and a 9.8 rating/15 share for Monday primetime, far ahead of the 5.2/8 and 8.8 million viewers for NBC. FOX's 4.3/6 and nearly 6.9 million viewers edged out CBS' 4.1/6 and 6.32 million. The CW averaged a 0.8/1 and 1.11 million viewers for Monday.
8 p.m. -
"Dancing with the Stars" started primetime in first overall for ABC with 16.38 million viewers and finished second with a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. NBC was second with 9.77 million viewers for "The Voice," which won the hour with a 3.4 key demo rating. FOX's "Bones" averaged 7.25 million viewers and a 2.2 key demo rating in third, comfortably ahead of the 5 million viewers and 1.7 key demo rating averaged by CBS' repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls." The CW's "Gossip Girl
" averaged only 1.005 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating for the night.
9 p.m. -
Positions remained unchanged in the 9 p.m. hour. ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" improved to 18.16 million viewers to dominate overall and also improved to a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 for a comfortable second. NBC's "The Voice" was up to 10.46 million viewers and a 4.0 key demo rating in its second hour. FOX remained third with 6.55 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating for "House," which stayed ahead of the 6.34 million viewers and 1.9 key demo rating for CBS' repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly." The CW's "Hart of Dixie
" averaged 1.22 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
A "Dancing with the Stars"-themed installment of "20/20" won the 10 p.m. hour with 10.95 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" was second overall with 7.61 million viewers and third with a 1.6 key demo rating. NBC's "Smash
" ticked up with 6.12 million viewers and a 2.1 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.