CBS coasted to victory Monday with the advertising coveted adults 18-49, while ABC topped the press release writers coveted total viewership as How I Met Your Mother was up a tenth of a point vs. last week to a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls rose two tenths to a 4.8 adults 18-49 ratings, its best since the series premiere. Two and a Half Men continued the “Charlie Who?” trend, rising a tenth of a point to a 5.3 adults 18-49 rating (18% above the comparable date last season) and Mike & Molly went along too, rising two tenths of a point to a 4.4 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 rose two tenths of a point as well, to a best since season premiere 3.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Fox’s Terra Nova tumbled 12% vs. last week to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating and House slipped 11% vs. last week to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, matching its season low.

Dancing with the Stars was even with last week’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. With no Castle (and sadly for us no Castle v. H50 fan wrangling), a special 20/20 with Diane Sawyer interviewing Rep. Gabrielle Giffords drew an impressive 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, 8% better than the Castle average this season. Diane’s still not able to beat Brian Williams in the early evening, but she was able to in primetime. Note that the local broadcast of the MNF game on the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee may lead to more than the usual adjustments in these preliminary ratings.

NBC’s Sing Off was even with last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, while Rock Center (interview with Jerry Sandusky, Penn St. scandal) jumped 0.3 ratings points to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Note that the local broadcast of the MNF game on the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis may lead to more than the usual adjustments in these preliminary ratings.

Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie were each even with last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 ratings.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, November 14, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS How I Met Your Mother 4.5 12 10.383
ABC Dancing With The Stars (8-10p) 3.4 8 18.497
FOX Terra Nova 2.3 6 7.060
NBC The Sing Off (8-10p) 1.5 4 4.747
CW Gossip Girl 0.6 2 1.237
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 4.8 12 11.678
9:00PM CBS Two And A Half Men 5.3 12 14.595
FOX House 2.5 6 6.657
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.6 1 1.583
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 4.4 10 12.231
10:00PM CBS Hawaii Five-0 3.3 8 11.466
ABC 20/20 Special 2.8 7 13.354
NBC Rock Center 1.3 3 4.488

via NBC press notes:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.8/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 4.0/10; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.9/4; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) trailed “Late Late Show” (0.6/4).

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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