TV Ratings: Dropping 'Dancing' and 'The Voice' still lead ABC, NBC on Monday
'The Following' finale rises, while 'Revolution' keeps falling
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"Dancing with the Stars" was down in viewers from last Monday, but ABC still led the night overall, while "The Voice" was down steeply among adults 18-49, but NBC still led the night in the key demographic.
Among other notables, FOX got finale bumps for "Bones" and "The Following," while several CBS comedies were also a little from their last airings.
For the night, NBC averaged a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49, tops in the key demographic. FOX was a distant second with a 2.3 key demo rating, with CBS' 2.1 key demo rating and the 2.0 key demo rating for ABC finishing close behind. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating.
Overall, though, ABC won the night with 12.38 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/13 share, topping NBC's 6.2/10 and 10.24 million viewers. FOX was third with 7.44 million viewers and a 4.4/7, edging out CBS' 7.32 million viewers and 4.7/7. The CW averaged 656,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.
[Univision averaged 3.54 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for Monday night.]
8 p.m. - With "The Voice" taking a fairly steep drop, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" won the 8 p.m. hour overall with 12.87 million viewers, though it finished fourth with a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49. "The Voice" averaged 12.08 million viewers and an hour-winning 3.9 key demo rating. FOX's "Bones" averaged 7.11 million viewers and a 2.1 key demo rating for its season finale, up in both measures. CBS was fourth overall and second in the key demo with "How I Met Your Mother" (6.89 million and a 2.7 key demo) and "Rules of Engagement" (6 million and a 2.0 key demo). On The CW, "Oh Sit!" averaged 797,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "Dancing with the Stars" remained in the lead for the 9 p.m. hour with 13.63 million viewers, but stayed in fourth with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Voice" averaged 12.82 million viewers and a 4.4 key demo rating, up hour-to-hour, but still well off the numbers from last week. CBS was third with "2 Broke Girls" (7.69 million and a 2.5 key demo) and "Mike & Molly" (7.93 million and a 2.3 key demo). FOX's "The Following" closed its first season with 7.77 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating, the show's best performance in seven weeks. The CW's "90210" averaged 515,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Castle" won the 10 p.m. hour with 10.63 million viewers and averaged a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" averaged 7.69 million viewers and finished third with a 1.7 key demo rating. NBC's "Revolution" was down from last week's Fast Nationals with 5.81 million viewers and a 2.0 key demo rating. [Note that "Revolution" has been dropping in Final Nationals and is likely to drop behind "Castle" in the key demo when the real numbers come out this afternoon.]
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.