Monday saw all the networks take a hit as the holiday season began and ESPN had Monday Night Football in primetime with the New York Giants playing the Washington Redskins. It was double performances from the final six contestants on The Voice (3.9/10) last night, but the singing competition was down 7% from last week. With strong numbers, Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas (2.8/7) added more Voice to the NBC lineup. Almost matching Revolution’s fall finale numbers from last week, the special saw the country singer mix skits and songs with appearances by Jay Leno, Reba McEntire, spouse Miranda Lambert and fellow Voice judge Christina Aguilera. With 10.98 million watching, NBC won the night in total viewers and the adults 18-49 demographic.
ABC kicked off the night with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (0.9/3) at 8 PM, followed by another Extreme Makeover (1.1/3) in the show’s regular slot at 9 PM. The 9 PM Makeover was down 15% from last Monday’s season premiere. Castle (1.7/4) was down 15% from its last original broadcast two weeks ago, marking a five-season series low for the comedy-drama.
On CBS, at 8 PM How I Met Your Mother (3.0/9) was down 9% from last week. That was followed by a repeat of 2 Broke Girls (2.2/5), then a new 2 Broke Girls (3.5/9) which was down 15% from last week’s season high. At 9:30 PM, Mike & Molly (3.1/8) was down 14% from last week, with Hawaii Five-0 (2.2/6) slipping 4% from its November 26 show.
Having perked up last week, Fox’s Bones (1.9/5) was down 21% from last Monday’s show. The struggling The Mob Doctor (0.8/2) took even more of a fall, sliding 27% from last week. The CW’s 90210 (0.5/1) and Gossip Girl (0.4/1) were flat with last week.
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