The “new” Mike & Molly didn’t quite return to its old numbers, premiering on Monday night to 9.2 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating, per finals — down 4 and 16 percent from its previous opener, though up 10 percent and two tenths from its most recent Monday outing.
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Opening CBS’ night, How I Met Your Mother (8.7 mil/3.4) rose 12 percent to score its best numbers since the season premiere. 2 Broke Girls (8.1 mil/2.6) and Mom (7.4 mil/2.0) however each dipped a tenth in the demo while adding a few eyeballs.
Hostages was steady in audience (4.8 mil) while ticking down a tenth to 1.1, tying a series low.
ABC | With NFL preemptions subtracted out, Dancing With the Stars (13.7 mil/2.0) wound up down a tenth in the demo, while Castle (10.9 mil/2.2) was up a tenth.
NBC | The Voice entered its live rounds with 11.8 mil and a 3.6, down 12 and 16 percent week-to-week. The Blacklist (10.3 mil/2.9) in turn dipped two tenths to a series low demo.
THE CW | Hart of Dixie held steady with 1 mil and a 0.4, while Beauty and the Beast (680K/0.3) shed 19 percent of its precious few viewers.
FOX | Bones (7 mil/2.0) and Sleepy Hollow (7.1 mil/2.5) each returned the baseball break down just 9 percent and two tenths.