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Even through CBS’s Two and a Half Men lost another chunk of the viewers that turned out for the premiere, it still remained the most watched show Monday night. Thanks to Dancing with the Stars, though, ABC took home the crown as the most watched network for the night.
ABC averaged 14.86 million viewers, although it only had a 2.9 rating among the key 18-49 demographic, according to Hit Fix. Dancing with the Stars drew an average of 16.5 million viewers on the night, but the 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic on the night was its worst this season. Next was Castle at 10 p.m., which drew 11.6 million viewers, a seven percent dip from last week.
CBS came in second overall with 12.36 million viewers with their night of sitcoms. How I Met Your Mother’s 10.5 million viewers and 2 Broke Girls' 11.37 million were solid numbers. Two and a Half Men lost 18 percent of its audience from last week, but was still the most watched and highest rated show with 17.3 million viewers and a 6.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, noted The Hollywood Reporter. Mike & Molly had 13.24 million viewers while 10.88 million viewers tuned in to Hawaii Five-0.
TV By The Numbers reports that the good news for Fox was that Terra Nova got the exact same rating in the 18-49 demographic that its two-hour premiere did. The 3.1 rating plus 8.31 million viewers shows that their marketing and hype might have paid off. However, the bad news was that House lost seven percent of its audience from last season’s premiere with 9.7 million viewers. The numbers gave Fox a distant third place finish with 9 million viewers for the night.
NBC had a miserable night, averaging just 4.38 million viewers. The Sing Off could only pull in just over 5 million viewers in the first hour and 4.67 million in the second. The Playboy Club continued to stumble with just 3.38 million viewers. It looks like it should be only a matter of time before the show gets the axe.