Ratings: Gossip Rises, Zombies Liven Up Castle, The Voice, DWTS and Five-0 Eye Lows
The CW’s sudsers and Castle saw the largest percentage gains this Monday, as Gossip Girl (with 1.05 million viewers and a 0.6 rating) and Hart of Dixie (1.3 mil/0.6) each rose 20 percent (or a tenth) in the demo, while ABC’s cop drama (11.4 mil/2.4) rose 14 percent.
With most of CBS’ sitcoms on the upside as well, this is the first time since The Voice uncorked Season 2 that the Eye (averaging a 3.1) has won Monday in the 18-49 demo.
Going hour by hour….
8 pm | Both Dancing With the Stars (15.8 mil/2.7) and The Voice (9.4 mil/3.5) dropped to set new lows for performance shows. How I Met Your Mother (7.9 mil/3.2) and 2 Broke Girls (9.1 mil/3.5) both rose in audience and in the demo. What I felt was a kinda-weak episode of Bones (7 mil/1.9) fell 14 percent in the demo.
9 pm | CBS’ Men drew 11.3 mil and a 3.7, slipping a tenth in the demo, while Mike & Molly (10.2 mil/3.2) upticked a few percentage points. A rather fantastic episode of House (6.6 mil/2.1) — kudos to director Hugh Laurie, seriously — was steady in audience but dipped 9 percent in the demo.
10 pm | Hawaii Five-0 (10.8 mil/2.5) dipped a tenth to a new demo low yet eked out the win versus Castle on that front in the hour. Smash (5.4 mil/1.8) was down 10 percent, hitting new lows.
What were you watching this busy Monday night?