TV ratings: CBS cruises to Monday win; 'The Sing-Off' picks up steam

hawaii-5-0-hanaa-320.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 13, 2010

A full night of original episodes gave CBS and easy ratings win Monday. "The Sing-Off" continued to do pretty well for NBC, building on its numbers from last week.

CBS delivered 11.55 million viewers and a 7.1 rating/11 share in households, winning Monday's prime-time race by a comfortable margin over NBC (7.8 million, 4.5/7). FOX (6.7 million, 4.1/6) sits in third for now, although its numbers are inflated some because affiliates in New York and Minneapolis aired the delayed Vikings-Giants game (CBS is slightly inflated as well since its Baltimore affiliate aired the Ravens-Texans game). ABC came in fourth with 4.6 million viewers and a 3.1/5. A night of repeats on The CW drew 1.3 million people and a 0.9/1.

The Eye also scored best among adults 18-49 with a 3.5 rating. NBC finished second in the demographic with a 2.6, followed by FOX at 2.1. Neither ABC (1.0) nor The CW (0.5) did much demographically.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"How I Met Your Mother" (10.1 million viewers, 6.2/10 households)/ "Rules of Engagement" (10.1 million, 6.0/9)
NBC: "The Sing-Off" (9.7 million, 5.5/9)
FOX: "House" rerun (7.4 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: "Skating With the Stars" (3.8 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: "How I Met Your Mother" (3.7)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Two and a Half Men" (14.4 million, 8.8/13)/ "Mike & Molly" (12.5 million, 7.7/12)
NBC: "The Sing-Off" (9.2 million, 5.1/8)
FOX: "Lie to Me" rerun (6 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: Special - "Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You" (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "Two and a Half Men" (4.4)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Hawaii Five-0" (11.1 million, 7.0/12)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "Chase" rerun (4.6 million, 2.9/5)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" (2.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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