A run of CBS repeats won every half hour this Monday night, opposite originals from Fox, NBC and The CW as well as the Grinch and Shrek. All told, 2 Broke Girls led the night in the coveted 18-49 demo, while Two and a Half Men bazillionpeated as Monday’s most-watched program.
8 pm | The CBS sitcombo of How I Met Your Mother (8 million total viewers, 2.9 rating) and Broke Girls (9.2 mil/3.3) bested ABC’s animated twosome of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (7.7 mil/2.5) and Shrek the Halls (7.7 mil/2.6), both of which were up from their 2010 showings. Terra Nova placed third with 7.2 mil and a 2.2, up 11 and 5 percent, respectively.
The Sing-Off finale, at 6.4 mil and a 1.7, plunged 25 and 37 percent from its Season 2 closer. Gossip Girl (1.34 mil/0.6) held steady in viewers but dropped 14 percent in the demo.
9 pm | Trailing CBS’ Men (9.7 mil/3.1) and Mike & Molly (8.5 mil/2.7), House drew 7.33 mil and a 2.6, ticking up 4 percent in the demo. ABC’s You Deserve It feel-good quiz show, away from the safe hardbor of a DWTS lead-in, shed 50 percent of its audience to muster just 4.36 million viewers while scoring a 1.4 rating. Hart of Dixie (1.9 mil/0.8) gained 8 and 14 percent to deliver its best demos ever and its third-most watched episode.
10 pm | A reheated Hawaii Five-0 domianted with 7.85 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating, besting Castle‘s own repeat (5.5 mil/1.3). NBC’s Rock Center seized an opportunbity to surge some 33 percent to its best numbers to date: just shy of 5 million viewers and a 1.2 rating.