TV Ratings: Univision Scores Demo Win, CBS Repeats Lead Soft Monday Among Networks

UPDATED: Game shows "Who's Still Standing?" and "You Deserve It," both steady, mark the only original network offerings of the night.
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With no sports or original scripted fare between them, the networks had a sleepy Monday night with many viewers checking out for holiday break. This paved the way for a demo win for Univision, which saw its two-hour finale of telenovela La Fuerza del Destino (The Strength of Destiny) average a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

On the networks, CBS led the way among adults 18-49 and total viewers, with a 1.9 rating and an audience of 6.7 million, respectively. A repeat of Two and a Half Men marked the night's strongest performer on any network (2.4 among 18-49-ers), with an encore of Mike & Molly (2.1 rating) coming in behind Univision.

A new offering of holiday game show Who's Still Standing? and a repeat of the revived Fear Factor gave NBC the #2 spot of the night. The network averaged a 1.4 rating and 5 million viewers.

ABC was the only other network to put forth original programming, with a new episode of You Deserve It performing on par with the previous two weeks' efforts. The network averaged a 0.9 among adults 18-49, with 3.8 million viewers.

Back-to-back encores of House gave Fox a 0.8 rating and 2.9 million viewers for the night, while the CW's airing of 2007 film The Education of Charlie Banks brought in a 0.3 rating in 18-49-ers and 741,000 viewers.

Monday, Dec. 26, Overnight Ratings:

8 p.m.
CBS: How I Met Your Mother (R) (5.9 million viewers, 1.8 rating in adults 18-49)
NBC: Who's Still Standing? (6.9 million, 1.7)
ABC: Rudolph's Shiny New Year (3.3, 0.9)
Fox: House (R) (2.95 million, 0.9)
The CW: The Education of Charlie Banks (938,000, 0.3)

8:30 p.m.
CBS: 2 Broke Girls (R) (6.2 million, 1.9)

9 p.m.
CBS: Two and a Half Men (R) (8.1 million, 2.4)
NBC: Fear Factor (R) (4.8 million, 1.6)
ABC: You Deserve It (3.6 million, 1.0)
Fox: House (R) (2.8 million, 0.8)
The CW: The Education of Charlie Banks (545,000, 0.2)

9:30 p.m.
CBS: Mike & Molly (7.4 million, 2.1)

10 p.m.
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (R) (6.1 million, 1.6)
ABC: Castle (R) (4.4 million, 0.9)
NBC: Rock Center With Brian Williams (3.5 million, 0.9)

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