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'The Voice' Carries NBC to Monday Win as the Competition Sinks to a Historic Low TVbytheNumbers

NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” carried the network to another Monday prime-time ratings win in the key 18-49 demo, based on Nielsen overnights, while one of its main competitors, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” dipped to an all-time low, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

Even while losing four-tenths of a ratings point from last week, the two-hour “The Voice” was the top show of the night by a comfortable margin, averaging a 3.9 rating in 18-49. NBC also had a 2.1 average for “Revolution,” which bounced back by three-tenths from last week’s all-time low.

Airing opposite “The Voice,” ABC’s two-hour “Dancing” followed last week’s series low with another all-time low, slipping one-tenth to a 1.9 in adults 18-49. “Castle” led out from the dance competition with a 2.0, equaling last week’s number.

Second-place CBS saw “How I Met Your Mother” slip to a season-low 2.6, dipping one-tenth from last week in viewers 18-49. “2 Broke Girls” also delivered a 2.6, even with last week; “Rules of Engagement” had a 2.1, also equaling last week; “Mike & Molly” fell two-tenths to a 2.2; and “Hawaii Five-0” ticked up two-tenths to a 1.9.

Fox had a slow night, opening with the low-rated special “Rihanna 777,” which managed only a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo. The network led out from it with a “Bones” rerun (0.6 average).

For prime time overall, NBC was on top with a 3.3 average in adults 18-49, followed by CBS (2.2 average), ABC (2.0), Univision (1.6) and Fox (0.7). ABC came through with a win in total viewers, averaging 12.2 million to NBC’s 10.0 million, CBS’s 7.5 million, Univision’s 3.8 million and Fox’s 2.1 million.