For the first Monday in weeks, CBS won both the demo and total viewer crowns.
Speaking of which, the Eye's entire Monday line-up rose, with HIMYM rising 6%, 2 Broke Girls rising 14% (and managing to knock off The Voice for highest demos of the night), a second 2BG absolutely destroying what Mike & Molly usually pulls down in the 9:30 slot, and Hawaii Five-0 climbing 17% to a season high.
Despite losing its demo crown, The Voice still did very well. Howie Mandel's new game show "Take It All" beat the pants off of what last winter's game show "Who's Still Standing" did in the same slot. Unfortunately, a Michael Buble fronted holiday special fell nearly 50% from the numbers Blake Shelton's special pulled down last week. Ouch.
Two more new hours of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition actually managed to do fairly well this week, after bombing in its last two outings. Sadly, ABC neglected to air a new Castle afterward to capitalize. FOX's broadcast of the American Country Awards dropped a whopping 30% from last year's show.
Now its time for some shocking news: The CW had a good Monday. For the first time this season, the duo of 90210 and Gossip Girl actually rose up to a decent number (for their network). 90210 went up 20% to an 0.6., while Gossip Girl rose a dramatic 66% to an 0.5. Of course, that just illustrates how terribly they have been doing as of late, when an 0.5 is seen as a victory.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
NBC - The Voice (N)- 3.8 - 10 - 12.15
CBS - How I Met Your Mother (N) - 3.3 - 9 - 9.05
FOX - American Country Awards - 1.4 - 4 - 5.12
ABC - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (N) - 1.3 - 3 - 5.17
CW - 90210 (N) - 0.6 - 2 - 1.16
CBS - The Big Bang Theory (R) - 3.3 - 8 - 10.38
CBS - 2 Broke Girls (N) - 4.0 - 10 - 11.78
NBC - Take It All (Series Premiere) - 2.2 - 5 - 7.20
ABC - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 5.70
CW - Gossip Girl (N) - 0.5 - 1 - 1.02
CBS - 2 Broke Girls (N) - 3.9 - 9 - 11.48
CBS - Hawaii Five-0 (N) - 2.7 - 7 - 10.38
NBC - Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays - 1.4 - 4 - 5.75
ABC - Castle (R) - 1.3 - 3 - 5.92
Source: Nielsen Media Research