8:46am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Blacklist' Heats Up With Winter Finale, Ties 'The Voice' on Monday
The Voice and The Blacklist shared Monday bragging rights on the broadcast networks. Though NBC may see more adjustments than usual, as the New Orleans affiliate had an NFL preemption, the two programs are currently tied for the night -- each pulling a 3.5 rating among adults 18-49. For The Voice, that's just a one-tenth improvement from last week, while The Blacklist was up half a point for its biggest showing since the Sept. 23 premiere. NBC averaged a 3.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 12.4 million viewers for the night.
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CBS had steady outings of How I Met Your Mother (2.9 adults) and 2 Broke Girls (2.7 adults) -- though the latter was up to its largest audience (8.4 million) since its premiere. Mike & Molly (2.4 adults) was down by a tenth of a point, while Mom (2.1 adults) shed two-tenths. Hostages (1.1 adults) held even at 10 p.m., giving CBS a 2.0 adults rating and 6.9 million viewers for the night.
The annual broadcast of A Charlie Brown Christmas (1.9 adults) lost a point from last year's Wednesday airing on ABC. CMA Country Christmas (1.5 adults) ticked up a tenth of a point from the previous year, giving ABC an average 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 7.3 million viewers.
Ahead of a Sleepy Hollow repeat, Almost Human (1.7 adults) dropped two-tenths of a point from last week. Fox pulled a 1.3 adults rating and 4.5 million viewers.
The CW aired A Very Muppet Christmas for a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.1 million viewers.