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NBC edged out CBS for the nightly win with advertiser coveted adults 18-49, but The Voice fell two tenths to a Monday season low 3.9 adults 18-49 rating.  At 10pm Smash was steady with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, tied for its season low.

CBS was second for the night with adults 18-49 with its lineup returning to originals for the first time in three weeks. How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls  were both down a tenth from their last originals to 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, tying a season low for both.  Two and a Half Men fell 8% to a series low 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. Mike & Molly was up a tenth to a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating and Hawaii Five-0 was also up a tenth to a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Dancing with the Stars was flat vs. last week with a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

With the NCAA tournament in the rear view mirror and CBS back in originals with its comedies, Bones slipped four tenths from last week’s Monday debut to a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. House was down two tenths to a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Gossip Girl was steady with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Hart of Dixie was steady too in its return from hiatus with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, April 9 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 3.7/11 10.08
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.4/10 7.98
ABC Dancing With the Stars 2.7/8 15.32
FOX Bones 2.1/6 7.38
CW Gossip Girl 0.5/1 1.05
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 3.4/9 8.71
9:00 NBC The Voice 4.2/11 10.72
CBS Two and a Half Men 3.5/9 10.39
ABC Dancing With the Stars 3.1/8 16.82
FOX House 2.0/5 6.06
CW Hart of Dixie 0.5/1 1.12
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 3.2/8 9.55
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.6/7 10.19
NBC Smash 2.1/5 6.02
ABC Scandal (R) 1.3/4 6.74

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,” 2.2/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.2/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/5 in metered-market household) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-4) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households 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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