Monday Ratings: Three CBS Shows Hit Season Highs, But NBC Pulls Off Another Win

Nov 27, 2012  •  Post A Comment

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.

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