CBS coasted to victory with the advertising coveted adults 18-49 and ABC won out with total viewers. Almost all shows were up versus last week when it was Halloween. Pending adjustments in the finals, Hawaii Five-0 was steady vs. last week though, and ABC’s Castle was down. NBC  was steady vs. last week (hey, at least its schedule is Halloween-proof!).

How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls were each up 5% versus last week to 4.4 and 4.5 adults 18-49 ratings respectively. Two and a Half Men was up 9% to a 5.1 adults 18-49 rating and Mike & Molly was up 14% to a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating.

A two-hour Dancing with the Stars was up 18% vs. last week’s 90 minute series low to a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. Castle was down 7% to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Fox’s Terra Nova rose 24% to a 2.6 adults 18-49 and House was up 8% to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

The ratings for Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie will likely generate more chatter from Nikita fans than fans of Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, November 7, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother 4.4/12 10.36
ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.3/8 17.69
FOX Terra Nova 2.6/6 7.67
NBC The Sing-Off 1.5/4 4.45
CW Gossip Girl 0.6/1 1.27
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 4.5/11 11.34
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 5.1/12 14.52
ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.4/8 18.36
FOX House 2.7/6 7.54
NBC The Sing-Off 1.4/3 3.95
CW Hart of Dixie 0.6/1 1.39
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 4.2/10 11.99
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 3.0/8 9.95
ABC Castle 2.5/6 11.27
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 1.0/3 3.51

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,” 2.4/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.4/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3; “Late Show,” 0.8/4; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/4.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed 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) tied “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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