8:51am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Takes a Hit, 'Following' and 'Bones' Finales Inch Up
The Voice took its first big tumble of the season Monday night, falling eight tenths of a point in the key demo from last Monday in Fast National returns. The 4.1 rating among adults 18-49 still easily topped all broadcasts, pushing NBC to an equally easy nightly win in the demo. Revolution (2.0 adults) was steady with last week, giving the network an average 3.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers.
The season ender of Bones (2.1 adults) was up a tenth of a point from last week -- and up two tenths of a point from last year's finale. The Following (2.6 adults) moved up two tenths of a point with the close of its freshman season, giving Fox an average 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 7.4 million viewers for the night.
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A steady How I Met Your Mother (2.7 adults) topped all scripted offerings for the night on CBS. It led into a boosted Rules of Engagement (2.0 adults), up four tenths of a point, and 2 Broke Girls (2.5 adults), up one tenth of a point. Mike & Molly (2.3 adults) was also up by a tenth of a point, while Hawaii Five-0 (1.7 adults) shed a tenth. CBS averaged a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 7.3 million viewers.
With a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49, Dancing With the Stars was down a tenth of a point for a performance-show low. Castle (2.0 adults) was down three tenths of a point at 10 p.m. ABC averaged a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49 and a dominant 12.4 million viewers.
Oh Sit (0.3 adults) was steady on the CW, while 90210 (0.2 adults) dropped a tenth of a point. The network averaged a 0.3 rating with 18-49-ers and 656,000 viewers.
Univision averaged a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers.