8:58am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Steady 'Voice' Leads Monday, 'Revolution' and Most CBS Comedies Grow
Steady in its lead and consistent with last week, The Voice posted a 4.8 rating with adults 18-49 on Monday night. The two-hour episode topped the rest of the broadcast networks in the demos and led into a boosted episode of Revolution. The freshman drama was up 13 percent to a 3.4 rating with 18-49-ers. All told, NBC was on top with an average 4.3 adults rating and just shy of the lead in total viewers with 11.5 million.
CBS' fast affiliate returns are approximate, thanks to a NFL preemption San Diego, and early numbers have most series up from last week. How I Met Your Mother hit a 3.2 rating with adults 18-49, while Partners was up 11 percent with a 2.1 in the demo. 2 Broke Girls was down a tenth of a point to a 3.3 adults rating, and Mike and Molly grew seven percent to a 3.0 in the demo. Hawaii Five-0 was also up, five percent, to a 2.0 adults rating. CBS had a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.2 million viewers for the night.
Leading the charge in total viewers (12.6 million), ABC pulled a 2.1 adults rating overall for Monday. Dancing With the Stars was down five percent, tying its season low of a 2.1 in the demo. Castle was also down, nine percent, to a 2.0 with 18-49-ers.
Having officially switched gears into MLB mode for the duration of the post-season, Fox's early returns for game two of the National League Championship Series have not yet seen adjustments for time zones. That said, their fast affiliate score was a 1.3 adults rating and 4.8 million viewers for the 8 to 10 p.m. block measured by Nielsen.
90210 saw a boost on The CW, jumping two tenths of a point from its season premiere to a 0.6 adults rating. Gossip Girl was even with a 0.4 in the demo, giving the network an overall score of a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 915,000 viewers for the night.
Univision had a 1.5 adults rating for the night.