jimparsons bigbangtheory 290 TV ratings: CBS rolls Monday, 'Sing Off' so soFast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

The premiere of “The Sing-Off” on NBC Monday improved on the network’s usual numbers, but it came nowhere close to threatening CBS’ dominance of the ratings.

CBS drew 13.3 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/13 share in households in primetime, doubling up the 6.6 million and 4.1/6 for second-place FOX. NBC (6.2 million, 3.8/6) beat out ABC (5.1 million, 3.6/6) for third. The CW (1.5 million, 0.9/1) brought up the rear.

CBS also ruled the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.4. FOX took second in the demo with a 2.2, beating NBC’s 2.0. ABC averaged 1.2 and The CW 0.6.

Monday’s hourly results:

8 p.m.

CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (10.2 million viewers, 6.2/10 households)/“Accidentally on Purpose” (9.3 million, 5.8/9)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” premiere (7.4 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: “House” rerun (6.7 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: Special – “Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (5.6 million, 3.9/6)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “How I Met Your Mother” (3.9)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Two and a Half Men” (16.3 million, 9.8/15)/“The Big Bang Theory” (15.6 million, 9.3/14)
FOX: “Lie to Me” (6.6 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: “The Sing-Off” premiere (6.4 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: “Find My Family” (5.4 million, 3.8/6)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (5.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: Miami” (14.1 million, 8.9/15)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (4.8 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (4.3 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: “CSI: Miami” (4.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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Photo credit: CBS

Posted by:Rick Porter