TV ratings: CBS beats 'Terra Nova' finale on a slow Monday

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terra-nova-2-fox.jpg Fast national ratings for Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

The Monday night before Christmas is filled with reruns, so it's no wonder not too many people tuned in to their TVs last night. CBS managed to pull out a win with repeats of its Monday night sitcoms, although the two-hour "Terra Nova" finale on FOX just barely came in second.

CBS snagged 7.4 million viewers for a 4.8 rating/7 share in households, while FOX managed to drum up 7.2 million viewers and a 4.0/6. NBC followed with 5.4 million (3.2/5), ABC with 4.5 million (2.7/4) and The CW with 1.2 million (0.8/1).

In the 18-49 demographic, CBS and FOX tied with 2.2 ratings, while NBC landed a 1.7, ABC a 1.1 and CW last with a 0.3.

Monday ratings hour-by-hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (6.8 million viewers, 4.4/7); "2 Broke Girls" rerun (7.7 million, 4.9/8)
FOX: "Terra Nova" finale (7.2 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: "Who's Still Standing?" (5.6 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: "Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special" (4.8 million, 2.8/4); "A Chipmunk Christmas" (5.0 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/1)

18 - 49 leader: "2 Broke Girls" rerun (2.7)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun (8.5 million, 5.5/8); "Mike and Molly" rerun (7.8 million, 5.1/8)
FOX: "Terra Nova" finale (7.2 million, 4.1/6)
NBC: "Fear Factor" (6.3 million, 3.5/5)
ABC: "You Deserve It" (4.1 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" rerun (1.0 million, 0.7/1)

18 - 49 leader: "Fear Factor" (2.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" rerun (6.9 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (4.6 million, 3.9/5)
NBC: "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (4.3 million, 2.9/5)

18 - 49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" rerun (5.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Photo/Video credit: FOX