dwts may 20 ratings TV ratings: Final 'Dancing With the Stars' performances rise while 'The Voice' dips MondayFast National ratings for Monday, May 20, 2013

The last “Dancing With the Stars” performances of the season drew the show’s best ratings since its spring premiere, helping ABC score a big total-viewers win for the night. The premiere of summer drama “Motive,” however, couldn’t completely capitalize on its lead-in, losing about half of the “DWTS” audience.

Elsewhere Monday, “The Voice” continued its gradual slippage during its live-show phase, falling a couple tenths of a point in the 18-49 demographic — although it was still the night’s top show in that measure. The season finale of “Hawaii Five-0” was up a bit over last week for CBS, and “The Goodwin Games” premiered to very modest numbers on FOX.

ABC brought in 12.1 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/13 share in households in primetime, finishing 3.1 million viewers ahead of NBC (9 million, 5.5/9). CBS took third with 7.5 million viewers and a 4.8/8. FOX (1.6 million, 1.0/2) finished a very distant fourth, and The CW (762,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

NBC grabbed the 18-49 title with a 2.9 rating. ABC came in second with a 2.1, beating out CBS 1.9. FOX (0.6) and The CW (0.2) were well off the pace.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (14 million viewers, 9.0/15 households)
NBC: “The Voice” (10.35 million, 6.4/10)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (5 million, 3.3/6)/”Rules of Engagement” finale (6.25 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: “Raising Hope” rerun (1.8 million, 1.2/2)/”The Goodwin Games” series premiere (1.75 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: “Oh Sit” (888,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.3)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (15.5 million, 10.0/15)
NBC: “The Voice” (10.9 million, 6.5/10)
CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (7.6 million, 4.9/8)/”Mike & Molly” rerun (8 million, 5.0/8)
FOX: “New Girl” rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/1)/”The Mindy Project” rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/1)
The CW: “Oh Sit” (637,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” season finale (9 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: “Motive” series premiere (6.8 million, 4.6/8)
NBC: “Revolution” (5.8 million, 3.6/6)

18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (2.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter