CBS Dominates Monday Ratings

Dec 6, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Even with Fox’s “American Country Awards” scoring a huge increase in viewership over last year, CBS notched a dominant ratings win according to Nielsen overnights, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

CBS averaged a 4.0 rating in adults 18-49 for the night, pounding Fox (2.0 average), ABC (1.8), Univision (1.5) and NBC (1.0). CBS also owned total viewers, averaging 12.3 million to 7.4 million for Fox, 6.5 million for ABC, 3.9 million for NBC and 3.6 million for Univision.

The two-hour “American Country Awards” brought in a 2.0 rating in 18-49 for Fox, up 33% from last year. But that was no match for CBS’s comedies, led by “Two and a Half Men” (5.0 rating, down 0.2 from its previous original episode). Top-performing newcomer “2 Broke Girls” pulled a 4.6, even with last time, “How I Met Your Mother” was up 0.1 to a 4.5 and “Mike & Molly” was even with a 4.2.

CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0” won the 10 p.m. hour with a 3.0, topping ABC’s “Castle” (2.0) and NBC’s “Rock Center” (0.9).

ABC’s strongest show was “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with a 2.8.

NBC’s two-hour “The Sing-Off” managed only a 1.1.

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