April 10, 2012 9:12am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Two and a Half Men' Hits Series Low Against 'The Voice' and 'Dancing'
The first Monday of the season to boast four hours of live reality competition and almost all original telecasts went to NBC and The Voice with viewers 18-49. The singing competition's second week of live performances brought a 3.9 rating in the demo according to fast affiliate ratings. The 5 percent drop marks a season low for the series. Smash followed, steady with a 2.1 in the demo, giving the network a nightly average of 3.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers.
CBS' lineup returned largely steady with a 3.1 rating among 18-49-ers for the night and 9.5 million viewers. How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls, posting the same rating again, were both down 3 percent for a 3.4 in the demo. Two and a Half Men dropped the most, 8 percent for a series low of 3.5, while Mike & Molly and Hawaii Five-0 both posted small gains for a respective 3.2 and 2.6 rating.
Dancing With the Stars continues to perform softly this season but did manage to hold steady to last Monday's 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. The broadcast, averaged with an encore of Scandal, gave the network a victory with 13 million total viewers. In the demo, ABC had a third-place showing of a 2.4 rating.
Fox saw dips for the renewed Bones and exiting House. Down 16 and 13 percent, respectively, they pulled a 2.1 and 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. The network had 2.1 for the night and 6.7 million viewers.
On The CW, Gossip Girl earned a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49, while Hart of Dixie pulled a 0.4.