The first Monday of the season to boast four hours of live reality competition and almost all original telecasts went to NBC and The Voice with viewers 18-49. The singing competition's second week of live performances brought a 3.9 rating in the demo according to fast affiliate ratings. The 5 percent drop marks a season low for the series. Smash followed, steady with a 2.1 in the demo, giving the network a nightly average of 3.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers.
CBS' lineup returned largely steady with a 3.1 rating among 18-49-ers for the night and 9.5 million viewers. How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls, posting the same rating again, were both down 3 percent for a 3.4 in the demo. Two and a Half Men dropped the most, 8 percent for a series low of 3.5, while Mike & Molly and Hawaii Five-0 both posted small gains for a respective 3.2 and 2.6 rating.
Dancing With the Stars continues to perform softly this season but did manage to hold steady to last Monday's 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. The broadcast, averaged with an encore of Scandal, gave the network a victory with 13 million total viewers. In the demo, ABC had a third-place showing of a 2.4 rating.
Fox saw dips for the renewed Bones and exiting House. Down 16 and 13 percent, respectively, they pulled a 2.1 and 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. The network had 2.1 for the night and 6.7 million viewers.
On The CW, Gossip Girl earned a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49, while Hart of Dixie pulled a 0.4.