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TV viewers have started to turn their attention elsewhere for the holidays, and that’s reflected in the Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. The handful of original shows on the air were all down in adults 18-49 from their ratings last week.
“Mike & Molly” scored the night’s best numbers for CBS and rose in viewers, but it was off a tenth in the 18-49 demographic. NBC’s “State of Affairs” hit a season low without “The Voice” as a lead-in, and ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” also slid in the demo.
CBS led the night in viewers with 7.3 million and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households. ABC (5.4 million, 3.3/6) came in second, and NBC (4.9 million, 3.1/5) was third, pending updates for a “Monday Night Football” pre-emption in Cincinnati. FOX (1.6 million, 1.0/2) beat out The CW (1.35 million, 0.8/1) for fourth.
NBC currently leads the 18-49 demographic with a 1.4 rating, just ahead of CBS’ 1.3. ABC finished third at 1.1, followed by The CW, 0.5, and FOX, 0.4.
Monday hour by hour:
8 p.m.

CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (8.6 million viewers, 5.4/9 households)/”Mike & Molly” (8.5 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (5.5 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: Special – “SNL Christmas” (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Gotham” rerun (1.8 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: Special – “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball” (1.5 million, 0.9/2)
18-49 leader: “Mike & Molly” (1.7)
9 p.m.

CBS: “Scorpion” rerun (6.5 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (6.1 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “SNL Christmas” (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: “Sleepy Hollow” rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/1)
The CW: “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball” (1.5 million, 0.9/1)/”Whose Line Is It Anyway?” rerun (883,000, 0.5/1)
18-49 leader: “SNL Christmas” (1.6)
10 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (6.7 million, 4.4/8)
NBC: “State of Affairs” (5 million, 3.2/6)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (4.45 million, 3.0/5)
18-49 leader: Tie – “NCIS: LA” and “State of Affairs” (1.1)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Posted by:Rick Porter