Facing reduced competition, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" got a big bump as it neared its finale, while NBC's "The Voice
" declined, as ABC took Monday night overall and NBC won among young viewers.
Meanwhile, FOX's summer dump "Goodwin Games
" is predictably dead-on-arrival, with ABC's "Motive" showing slightly more life in a Monday preview.
For the night, NBC averaged a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49, tops in the key demographic, well ahead of ABC's 2.1 rating. CBS was third in the key demo with a 1.9 rating, topping FOX's 0.6 rating and the 0.2 key demo rating for The CW.
Overall, though, ABC averaged an estimated 12.1 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/13 share for Monday night, easily beating NBC's 9.01 million viewers and 5.5/9. CBS was third with a 4.8/8 and 7.47 million viewers. There was a big drop to FOX's 1.0/2 and 1.58 million viewers and to The CW's 0.5/1 and 762,000 viewers.
8 p.m. -
"Dancing with the Stars" led the 8 p.m. hour overall with 13.97 million viewers for ABC, coming in second with a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Voice" averaged 10.35 million viewers and an hour-winning 3.3 key demo rating. CBS was third with a "2 Broke Girls" repeat (5.02 million and a 1.2 key demo) and the series finale of "Rules of Engagement" (6.25 million and a 1.8 key demo rating). FOX was a distant fourth with a "Raising Hope" repeat (1.77 million and a 0.7 key demo rating) and the series premiere of "Goodwin Games" (1.75 million and a 0.7 key demo). The first of two "Oh Sit
!" episode averaged 888,000 viewers on The CW.
9 p.m. - "Dancing with the Stars" rose to 15.5 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 in its second hour. ["Dancing" was up 25 percent from last week, but down either 7 percent from the fall Monday finale or 14 percent from last spring's Monday finale.] "The Voice" got a little bump to 10.87 million viewers and a 3.6 key demo rating, which won the hour, though a rival network wants to make it clear that this was the lowest-rated Monday episode in "Voice" history. CBS was third with 7.76 million viewers and a 2.2 key demo rating for a "Big Bang Theory" repeat and whatever aired in place of the "Mike & Molly" finale, which was held off due to a tornado-based plot-point. FOX's repeats of "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" averaged 1.4 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating, while The CW's "Oh Sit!" averaged 637,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
CBS' season finale for "Hawaii Five-0
" averaged 902 million viewers and a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 to win the 10 p.m. hour. ABC was second overall with 6.83 million viewers for a preview of "Motive," which was third with a 1.4 key demo rating. NBC's "Revolution
" averaged 5.8 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating for the hour.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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