A local NFL game kicked up the ratings for CBS on Monday but hey, when do the net’s comedies not do well? The folks at home still love their CBS funnies, starting with How I Met Your Mother (which earned a 4.3 rating/12 share and 9.8 million), and followed by 2 Broke Girls (4.6/11, 11.4 million), according to early results. Two and a Half Men continues to rank as the most popular show on Mondays (5.6/13, 15.4 million), while Mike & Molly earned a 4.4/10 and 12.6 million and Hawaii Five-0, a 3.3/8 and 11 million.
Dancing with the Stars earned a 3.1/8 and 16.9 million viewers (that number surely would have been higher, if viewers had known that Maks Chmerkovskiy was going to melt down). Castle got a 2.5/6 and 11.3 million. On NBC, The Sing-Off matched its lowest original rating ever with a 1.5/4 and 4.1 million. It is down 26% versus last year when the Peacock aired Chuck and The Event. A repeat of Prime Suspect logged a 0.7/2 and 2.5 million.
Ratings for the World Series are fairly unreliable this morning so we’re not going to include them for now, though ABC is already crowing that it outranked Fox in viewers by 2 million viewers. Thanks for that, ABC! Here is the breakdown for the night: In viewers, ABC won with 15 million, followed by CBS (11.9 million), NBC (3.6 million), Univision (3.1 million), and CW (1.6 million). In 18-49, CBS was on top with 4.2/10, followed by ABC (2.9/7), NBC (1.2/3), Univision (1.4/3), and CW (.7/2). To be fair, CW prefers to be judged in the younger demos, so let’s pull those numbers, shall we? Here are the Monday results among persons 12-34: CBS won with 2.8/8, followed by ABC (1.6/5), NBC (1.0/3), Univision (1.2/4) and CW (.7/2).