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NBC Racks Up Another Monday Ratings Win, Even as 'The Voice' Dips; ABC Rival Slips TVbytheNumbers

NBC continues to perform well in the Monday night ratings, racking up another prime-time win in the key 18-49 demo, based on Nielsen overnights.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the network’s two-hour “The Voice” was the top show of the night despite a dropoff from last week. The show averaged a 4.1 in viewers 18-49, down 16% from a week ago. NBC’s “Revolution” equaled its series low, matching last week’s 2.0 average.

Airing against “The Voice,” ABC’s two-hour “Dancing with the Stars” lost 5% from a week ago to hit a series low for a performance show with a 2.0 in the 18-49 demo. “Castle” also turned in a 2.0, which was down 13%.

The season finale of “Bones” on Fox served up a 2.1 average in 18-49, ticking up one-tenth of a point from last week and improving 11% on last year’s season finale. “The Following’s” season finale delivered a 2.6, rising 8% from a week ago.

CBS’s comedy lineup was mostly higher, with “Rules of Engagement” rising 25% from last week to a 2.0 in adults 18-49, “2 Broke Girls” improving 4% from its previous original to a 2.5 and “Mike & Molly” climbing 5% to a 2.3. “How I Met Your Mother” matched its previous original, equaling its season low with a 2.7. “Hawaii Five-0” slipped 8% to notch its all-time low, a 1.7 average rating.

For prime time overall, NBC coasted to an easy win in viewers 18-49 with a 3.4 average rating, leading Fox (2.3 average), CBS (2.1) and ABC (2.0). ABC was No. 1 in total viewers with 12.4 million, ahead of NBC (10.2 million), Fox (7.4 million) and CBS (7.3 million).