Monday Ratings: Three CBS Shows Hit Season Highs, But NBC Pulls Off Another Win TVbytheNumbers
Three CBS shows surged to season highs Monday night based on Nielsen overnight numbers for the key 18-49 demo, but NBC, powered by “The Voice,” chalked up another overall win for prime time, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.
“2 Broke Girls” (4.0 average rating in 18-49), “Mike & Molly” (3.6) and “Hawaii Five-0” (2.3) all hit season highs for CBS, while “How I Met Your Mother” also rose, up 17% from a week ago to a 3.4.
But NBC had the top show of the night, with its two-hour “The Voice” delivering a 4.2 in adults 18-49 -- up 14% from last week. NBC’s “Revolution” also continued to flex its muscle, rising 12% to a 2.9.
Fox and ABC both finished below Spanish-language broadcaster Univision in the key demo. ABC scored a 2.6 in the 18-49 demo for “Dancing with the Stars,” an 8% improvement from a week ago, while the network’s back-to-back episodes of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” -- including the season premiere -- failed to generate much interest. The first hour settled for a 1.3 average rating, down from a 1.4 for the previous season finale, while hour two dipped to a 1.2, well off from the usual performance of “Castle” in the time slot.
Fox’s lineup was up: “Bones” climbed 15% from a week ago to a 2.3 and “The Mob Doctor” surged 33% to a 1.2.
For prime time overall, NBC finished in first place with a 3.8 average rating in viewers 18-49, followed by CBS (3.1 average), Univision (1.8), Fox (1.7) and ABC (1.7). NBC claimed a narrow win in total viewers, averaging 11.0 million to 10.2 million for CBS, 9.3 million for ABC, 6.0 million for Fox and 4.3 million for Univision.