Ratings: Gossip Girl Hits Season High, House Improves, Rock Center Tumbles

Blair’s bridal shower was (relatively) well-attended, as Gossip Girl hit a season high of 1.48 million total viewers while scoring a 0.7 demo rating, representing week-to-week surges of 20 and 17 percent.

Other gainers for the night include House (up 11 percent in audience to 7.34 mil, while holding steady with a 2.5 rating) and Castle (up 13 percent in the demo, though that number will likely be adjusted down once Monday Night Football preemptions in two markets are subtracted form the equation.

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Going hour-by-hour….

8 pm | Dancing With the Stars drew 20 million total viewers and a 3.6 rating, up double digits week-to-week but nonetheless marking an all-time low for a finale performance show. CBS’ How I Met Your Mother (10.1 mil/4.3) and 2 Broke Girls (11.2 mil/4.4) both dipped a few percentage points. Terra Nova (6.5 mil/2.1) dropped 9 percent in the demo to match its series low. The penultimate installment of The Sing-Off (4.25 mil/1.4) gained 8 percent in the demo.

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9 pm | Two and a Half Men (15.7 mil/5.2) and Mike & Molly (13.1 mil/4.2) both dipped in the demo while drawing a few more eyeballs. ABC’s You Deserve It premiered to 10 million viewers and a 2.1 rating, down 12 percent in the demo from the year-ago debut of Skating With the Stars (gosh, remember that train wreck?!). Hart of Dixie (1.8 mil/0.7) enjoyed an 11-percent bump in total audience.

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10 pm | Castle (11.9 mil/2.7) is poised to win the hour in total viewers, while demo leader Hawaii Five-0 (10.34 mil/2.8) slipped double digits from last week. NBC’s Rock Center (3.6 mil/0.9) is now pulling a barely larger audience than the final Playboy Club, while delivering a 25-percent smaller rating.

What were you watching this Monday night?

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