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The fall finale of NBC's The Blacklist finished with strong numbers and tied with The Voice for ratings, giving NBC the Monday night victory.
HitFix reports that NBC averaged 12.35 million viewers for the night and a 3.5 in the key young 18-49 demographic. The Voice started the night off strong with a 3.5 average rating between its two hours. The Blacklist then tied in the following hour with a 3.5 in the demo and similar viewing numbers at about 12.26 million viewers.
CBS placed second with a 2.0 in the rating, but was behind ABC for viewers at 6.9 million viewers. How I Met Your Mother stayed steady at a 2.9 and 2 Broke Girls was close behind with a 2.7. Mike & Molly fell slightly to a 2.4 and Mom dipped a little more to a 2.1. Hostages stayed even at a 1.1 in the demo.
ABC aired specials for the night, so was a low 1.6 in the demo, but slipped past CBS in viewers at 7.3 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A Charlie Brown Christmas was a 1.9 in the demo, down from last year. CMA Country Christmas earned a 1.5, which was an improvement from last year.
Fox followed distantly behind with a 1.3 in the demographic and 4.5 million viewers. Almost Human slipped slightly to a 1.7, while Sleepy Hollow was a repeat for the week.
The CW averaged a 0.4 in the rating and 1.1 million viewers, airing only A Very Muppet Christmas for the night.