With an all-repeat lineup, CBS still bested Fox’s originals to win the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Terra Nova and House were each up only a tenth versus last week (when CBS aired originals) to 2.2 and 2.6 adults 18-49 ratings respectively.

Terra Nova’s CGI “slashers” were no match for the classic 45 year old animated Dr. Seuss classic ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas‘ or the more recent Shrek the Halls or the CBS repeats. The  ‘Grinch’ was up 14% versus last year’s telecast and ‘Shrek the Halls’ was up 8%.  You Deserve It fell 18% from last week’s premiere to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

The finale of NBC’s The Sing Off was up vs. last week, but down 37% from last year’s short season (finale was on 12/20/10) to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center with Brian Williams was up 0.3 from last week’s lows to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating but  The NY Giants/New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football game aired locally on the NBC affiliate in New Orleans so some downward adjustments for NBC are likely. In the New York market the game aired on WWOR (MyNetTV).

CW’s Hart of Dixie hit series highs in adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49 and tied its 18-49 high.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, November 28, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 2.9/8 7.99
ABC How The Grinch Stole Christmas (R) 2.5/7 7.67
FOX Terra Nova 2.2/6 7.19
NBC The Sing-Off 8-10p 1.7/4 6.43
CW Gossip Girl 0.6/2 1.34
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls (R) 3.3/8 9.15
ABC Shrek the Halls (R) 2.6/6 7.66
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 3.1/7 9.69
FOX House 2.6/6 7.33
ABC You Deserve It 1.4/3 4.36
CW Hart of Dixie 0.8/2 1.87
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly (R) 2.7/6 8.53
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 (R) 2.1/5 7.85
ABC Castle (R) 1.3/3 5.52
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 1.2/3 4.98

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,” 3.1/8; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/2 with an encore; “Nightline,” 0.8/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4).  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 0.9/4 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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