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How Grinch Stole Christmas Animation - H 2011
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How Grinch Stole Christmas Animation - H 2011

The last Monday in November marked a three-hour block of repeats for CBS, which still managed to pull in a solid victory in adults 18-49. 2 Broke Girls was the night's strongest performer in the demo with a 3.3 rating, followed closely by Two and a Half Men (3.1) and How I Met Your Mother (2.9).

Fox placed second for the evening with new episodes of Terra Nova and House, both up one tenth in adults 18-49 for a 2.2 and 2.6 rating respectively. Both series were up slightly in overall viewers from the previous week's broadcast.

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ABC filled the gaping hole left by the Dancing With the Stars performance show with Christmas specials Dr Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Shrek the Halls. Both repeat broadcasts, they performed well with adults 18-49, topping all non-CBS nets with a 2.5 for the 8:00 p.m. hour. A new episode of the game show You Deserve It didn't fare quite as well, pulling a 1.4 in the key demo and a modest 4.4 million in total viewers. A repeat of Castle finished the night with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49.

NBC aired the two-hour season finale of The Sing-Off improved from the previous week, averaging a 1.7 in adults 18-49 over the course of the broadcast. It also jumped in overall viewers, with a 6.7 million audience at 8:00 p.m. and 6.2 million at 9:00 p.m. Rock Center With Brian Williams also saw gains, improving three tenths in adults 18-49 for a 1.2 rating.

On the CW, Gossip Girl brought in a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, while Hart of Dixie improved from its previous showing, earning a 0.8 in the demo. The broadcast also marked Dixie's third most-watched episode ever, with an average audience of 1.9 million.

Sunday, Nov. 27, Overnight Ratings:

8 p.m.
CBS: How I Met Your Mother (R) (7.98 million viewers, 2.9 rating in adults 18-49)
ABC: Dr Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (R) (7.7 million, 2.5)
Fox: Terra Nova (7.2 million, 2.2)
NBC: The Sing-Off (6.7 million, 1.8)
The CW: Gossip Girl (1.3 million, 0.6)

8:30 p.m.
CBS: 2 Broke Girls (9.1 million, 3.3)
ABC: Shrek The Halls (7.7 million, 2.6)

9 p.m.
CBS: Two and a Half Men (R) (9.7 million, 3.1)
Fox: House (7.3 million, 2.6)
ABC: You Deserve It (4.4 million, 1.4)
The CW: Hart of Dixie (1.9 million, 0.8)

9:30 p.m.
CBS: Mike & Molly (R) (8.5 million, 2.7)

10 p.m.
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (R) (7.9 million, 2.1)
ABC: Castle (R) (5.5 million, 1.3)
NBC: Rock Center With Brian Williams (4.98 million, 1.2)