Twas a night of Blake Shelton for NBC and the results were comfortable primetime victories, as "The Voice
" dominated its hours and "Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas" led among young viewers.
Even with reduced competition -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
" is tanking in its return to ABC -- CBS' comedies were all down on Monday, in part because a repeat of "2 Broke Girls
" was much less successful than last week's "The Big Bang Theory" repeat.
Also dropping on Monday were FOX's "Bones
" and "The Mob Doctor
," while The CW was relatively steady.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 3.5 rating for Monday night, beating the 2.7 rating for CBS in the key demographic. There was a big drop to FOX's 1.4 rating and the 1.2 rating for ABC. The CW averaged a 0.4 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, NBC averaged a 6.7 rating/10 share and 10.98 million viewers, topping CBS' 5.7/9 and 8.92 million viewers. ABC was third with a 3.9/6 and 5.75 million viewers, with FOX's 3.3/5 and 5.3 million viewers good for fourth. The CW averaged a 0.7/1 and 917,000 viewers for Monday primetime.
8 p.m. -
"The Voice" averaged 11.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49, up in viewers but down in the demo, to lead the 8 p.m. hour for NBC. A new "How I Met Your Mother
" (8.19 million viewers and a 3.0 key demo) and a "2 Broke Girls" repeat (6.73 million viewers and a 2.2 key demo) put CBS in second. FOX's "Bones" was third with 7.26 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating. On ABC, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" did a dismal 4.23 million viewers and 0.9 key demo rating, which at least routed the 1.04 million viewers and 0.5 key demo rating for The CW's "90210
9 p.m. -
NBC stayed in first for the 9 p.m. hour with 12.28 million viewers and a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49 for "The Voice." CBS' "2 Broke Girls" (10.10 and a 3.5 key demo) and "Mike & Molly" (10.185 million viewers and a 3.1 key demo) both had big drops from last week. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" moved up to third for ABC with 4.62 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating, flexing its muscles against the 3.35 million viewers and 0.8 key demo rating for "The Mob Doctor" on FOX. The CW's "Gossip Girl
" averaged 796,000 viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
"Hawaii Five-0" pushed CBS into first for the 10 p.m. hour with 9.15 million viewers and finished second with a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49. "Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas" averaged 8.96 million viewers and a 2.8 key demo rating for NBC. ABC got an idea of how "Castle
" performs as a stand-alone drama, with the series averaging 8.41 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo rating without a lead-in.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of life events.
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