CBS wins second straight Monday night
Averages a 3.1 in 18-49s to runner-up NBC's 2.9
December 18, 2012
Now it’s CBS with the Monday winning streak.
The network, which snapped NBC’s 11-week streak last week, won its second straight on the strength of its comedy lineup last night.
CBS averaged a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating and 8 share in primetime, according to Nielsen overnights, just ahead of NBC’s 2.9/8.
NBC still had the night’s No. 1 show, “The Voice,” whose penultimate episode averaged a 4.1 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. That was up 8 percent over the penultimate episode last season.
But CBS’s schedule was stronger from top to bottom. “How I Met Your Mother” was up 0.2 from the previous week with a 3.4 for an hour-long episode to lead off the night, and at 9 p.m. “2 Broke Girls” drew the night’s second-highest rating with a 3.5.
“Mike & Molly” was up 6 percent over its most recent episode, to a 3.3, and lead-out “Hawaii Five-0” easily won its timeslot with a 2.4.
NBC’s schedule tailed off after “Voice.” A preview of the new sitcom “1600 Penn” averaged a 2.3, an okay rating. But the finale of “Take it All” at 10 p.m. fell to a 1.5.
The series finale of the CW’s “Gossip Girl” drew a season-high 1.5 in women 18-34, placing third in its timeslot, as well as a season-high 0.7 in 18-49s.
The rest of the broadcast lineup was uneventful. ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” continued to post low numbers, drawing a 1.0 and 1.2 in 18-49s for back-to-back episodes.
And Fox’s two-hour block of holiday cartoon repeats averaged just a 1.2, though the network did tie CBS for No. 1 during that span.
With CBS and NBC well out in front, Univision placed third for the night at 1.4/4, Fox fourth at 1.2/3, ABC fifth at 1.1/3, CW sixth at 0.7/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.6/2.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-six percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
NBC started the night in the lead at 8 p.m. with a 4.1 for “Voice,” followed by CBS with a 3.4 for two episodes of “Mother” (3.3 at 8 and 3.5 at 8:30). Fox and Univision tied for third at 1.5, Fox for “Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury” (1.5) and “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special” (1.5) and Univision for “Por Ella Soy Eva.” ABC placed fifth with a 1.0 for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.7 for “Rosa Diamante” and CW seventh with a 0.6 for “Girl.”
CBS moved to first at 9 p.m. with a 3.4 for “Broke” (3.5) and “Molly” (3.3), while NBC slipped to second with a 3.2 for more “Voice.” Univision was third with a 1.6 for “Amores Verdaderos,” ABC fourth with a 1.2 for more “Makeover,” Fox fifth with a 0.9 for “Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown,” CW sixth with a 0.8 for more “Gossip Girl” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.6 for “Corazon Valiente.”
At 10 p.m. CBS led with a 2.4 for “Hawai,” with NBC second with a 1.5 for “Take.” Univision was third with a 1.3 for “Amor Bravio,” ABC fourth with a 1.1 for a “Castle” rerun and Telemundo fifth with a 0.6 for “Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal” (0.8) and “El Rostro de la Venganza” (0.5).
CBS was also first for the night among households with a 6.1 average overnight rating and a 9 share. NBC was second at 5.6/9, ABC third at 3.1/5, Univision fourth at 1.9/3, Fox fifth at 1.8/3, CW sixth at 0.9/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.8/1.
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