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NBC’s 'The Cape' Continues to Shed Viewers, Down 38% Since Premiere

Fox wins quiet Monday with originals of 'House,' 'Lie to Me'

The Cape

Fox prevailed on a quiet Monday with original episodes of House and Lie to Me.

House (3.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.4 million viewers overall) was up 6% from last week while Lie to Me (2.5, 7.6 million) scored its highest demo rating in over a year (since November 2009).

CBS’ powerhouse line-up of Monday comedies and Hawaii Five-O were in reruns (the net aired a new episodes of Hawaii Five-O after Sunday night’s AFC playoff matchup). That undoubtedly helped ABC to a second-place finish for the night.

The Bachelor (2.8, 9.2 million) was second in the 8 p.m. time slot behind Fox’s House, while the ABC reality staple won the 9 p.m. hour (2.9, 9.1 million) edging out CBS repeats of Two and A Half Men (3.0, 11 million) and Mike & Molly (2.6, 9.5 million).

Meanwhile, NBC’s superhero drama The Cape (1.6, 5.8 million) continues to shed viewers. It was down 11 percent week-to-week for a fourth place finish at 9 p.m. and has dropped nearly 40 percent in the demo since its premiere three weeks ago.               

The news at 10 p.m. was a little better for NBC. New Kathy Bates drama Harry’s Law was only down 5 percent from last week’s premiere, averaging a 2.1 rating with 10.3 million viewers for a second place finish at 10 p.m. behind ABC’s Castle (2.4, 9.0 million).