While "The Voice
" dominated the first half of Monday primetime, a sneak of "1600 Penn" and the Howie Mandel dud "Take It All" dropped enough that "Mike & Molly" and "Hawaii Five-0" were able to help CBS win the night in the key measures.
On The CW, the series finale of "Gossip Girl
" didn't draw massive numbers, but it drew the show's best numbers since April of 2011, even coming close to topping FOX's low-rated airing of "Happiness is a Warm Blanket."
For the night, CBS averaged a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49, nipping NBC's 2.9 rating in the key demographic. There was a huge drop to FOX's 1.2 rating, ABC's 1.1 rating and to The CW's 0.7 rating in the key demographic.
Overall, CBS averaged a 6.1 rating/9 share and 9.81 million viewers for Monday primetime, again just topping the 5.6/9 and 9.32 million viewers for NBC. ABC was a distant third witha 3.1/5 and 4.84 million viewers, beating the 1.8/3 and 3.31 million viewers for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.9/1 and 1.42 million viewers for its "Gossip"-filled evening.
8 p.m. -
"The Voice" started primetime in first with 13.23 million viewers and a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49, solidly up from last week for NBC. CBS was second with 8.66 million viewers and a 3.4 key demo rating for two episodes of "How I Met Your Mother
." ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
" continued to struggle with 4.24 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. FOX's new "Dreamworks' Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" (3.9 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo) and an encore of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (4.02 million and a 1.5 key demo) were fourth overall, but third in the key demo. The CW's "Gossip Girl" averaged 1.33 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating for what was mostly a retrospective hour.
9 p.m. -
CBS moved into first for the 9 p.m. hour with "2 Broke Girls
" (10.16 million viewers and a 3.5 key demo rating) and "Mike & Molly" (10.8 million and a 3.3 key demo rating). NBC led the first half-hour with "The Voice" (13.24 million viewers and a 4.2 key demo) and got a reasonable sampling for "1600 Penn" (7.19 million and a 2.3 key demo), which will return in January on Thursdays. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was up to 4.88 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating in third. On FOX, "Happiness Is a Warm Blanket" averaged 2.66 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating. The CW's "Gossip Girl" finale crested to 1.51 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Hawaii Five-0" continued to enjoy its lack of drama competition with a strong 10.29 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Castle" repeat was second overall with 5.4 million viewers and third with a 1.1 key demo rating. On NBC, "Take It All" averaged 4.51 million viewers and a 1.5 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.
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