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NBC Takes Monday Night as Two CBS Series Slump to All-Time Lows TVbytheNumbers

With the two-hour season performance finale of “The Voice” doing the heavy lifting, NBC won the night Monday in the key 18-49 demo in Nielsen overnights, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

CBS saw one of its best-performing new shows go out with a whimper, as the one-hour season finale of “2 Broke Girls,” up against stiff competition from “The Voice” and ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” managed only a 3.2 average rating in 18-49, down four-tenths of a ratings point from its previous original episode and a series low.

Also hitting a historic low on CBS was “Hawaii Five-0,” which fell two-tenths from last week to a series-low 2.3. “Mike & Molly” was also down, just one-tenth, to a 3.1, while “Two and a Half Men” was flat with a 3.7.

NBC’s “The Voice” pulled a 3.7 in the 18-49 demo, up from last week’s 3.5 but down substantially from last summer’s performance finale, which notched a 4.4. “Smash” bounced back slightly from last week’s series low, rising one-tenth to a 1.9.

“Dancing with the Stars” on ABC hit a series low for a performance episode with a 2.8 average in 18-49, while “Castle” rose two-tenths of a ratings point from last week to a 2.5.

Fox’s “Bones” slipped one-tenth to a 1.9 average in 18-49, while “House” remained steady with a 2.1.

NBC won the night in the 18-49 demo with a 3.1 average rating for prime time overall, ahead of CBS (2.9 average), ABC (2.6) and Fox (2.0). Total viewers, however, was ABC’s territory, with 14.9 million viewers on average, to CBS’s 9.6 million, NBC’s 9.0 million and Fox’s 6.5 million.