gossip girl finale ratings TV ratings: 'Gossip Girl' goes out on a high note, '1600 Penn' preview so so MondayFast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

The series finale of “Gossip Girl” scored the show’s biggest audience of the season — although that only translates to about a million and a half viewers. Still, the finale and the hour-long clip show that preceded it gave The CW its best Monday performance in 15 months.

Elsewhere Monday, “The Voice” was up over last week and was the night’s top show in viewers and adults 18-49. A preview of NBC’s new comedy “1600 Penn,” though, lost close to half its lead-in and posted only mediocre numbers. An hour-long “How I Met Your Mother” was up for CBS, which won the network race for the evening.

CBS averaged 9.8 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/9 share in households in primetime, beating out NBC’s 9.3 million and 5.6/9. ABC (4.8 million, 3.1/5) finished third. FOX took fourth with 3.3 million viewers and a 1.8/3, while The CW (1.4 million, 0.9/1) trailed.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.1. NBC posted a 2.9 as the shows following “The Voice” dropped sharply. FOX came in third at 1.2, followed by ABC, 1.1, and The CW, 0.7.

]]>8 p.m. NBC: “The Voice” (13.2 million viewers, 8.0/12 households)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (8.7 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (4.2 million, 2.7/4)
FOX: Specials – “DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury” (3.9 million, 2.2/3)/”Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” (4 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” clip show (1.3 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (4.1) 9 p.m. CBS: “2 Broke Girls” (10.2 million, 6.2/9)/”Mike & Molly” (10.8 million, 6.7/1)
NBC: “The Voice” (13.2 million, 7.8/12)/”1600 Penn” preview (7.2 million, 4.2/6)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: Special – “Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown” (2.7 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” series finale (1.5 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “The Voice” (4.2) 10 p.m. CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (10.3 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: “Take It All” (4.5 million, 2.7/4) 18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (2.4) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter