After a week off, CBS was all new and swept away every half hour in the nights adults 18-49 ratings. How I Met Your Mother was up a tenth from its last new episode two weeks ago to a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating. 2 Broke Girls was even with its last original’s 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. Two And A Half Men went the other way, down 0.2 points to a 5.0 adults 18-49 rating. Although that was 19% above the comparable Monday night last season. Mike & Molly was also even with its last original episode, at a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating. Hawaii Five-0 had a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, up two tenths (7%) vs. its last original episode.

Fox’s night was entirely the 2nd Annual American Country Awards which increased 33% vs. last year to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

ABC started the night with A Charlie Brown Christmas which was up 8% from last year to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, which was followed by Prep & Landing Naughty vs. Nice which had a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. You Deserve It doesn’t seem to deserve the ratings, dropping 29% to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Castle showing the effects of no Dancing With The Stars fell 13% to a season low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC’s The Sing Off Christmas special drew just a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center with Brian Williams was down 18% from last week to a season/series low equalling 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Univision topped NBC by 50% among adults 18-49 on the night.

CW’s Gossip Girl was even with last week’s season/series low 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Hart of Dixie dipped a tenth from last week to a 0.8 adults 18-49.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, December 5, 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 11.708
ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas 2.8 8 9.064
FOX American Country Awards (8-10p) 2.0 5 7.424
NBC The Sing Off (8-10p) 1.1 3 4.133
CW Gossip Girl 0.6 1 1.278
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls 4.6 11 12.778
ABC Prep & Landing Naughty vs. Nice 2.2 6 6.986
9:00PM CBS Two And A Half Men 5.0 12 15.040
ABC You Deserve It 1.0 2 3.567
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.8 2 1.785
9:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 4.2 10 12.739
10:00PM CBS Hawaii Five-0 3.0 8 10.756
ABC Castle 2.0 5 8.046
NBC Rock Center 0.9 2 3.423

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,” 2.4/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.3/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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