TV ratings: Final 'Dancing With the Stars' performances rise while 'The Voice' dips Monday

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The last "Dancing With the Stars" performances of the season drew the show's best ratings since its spring premiere, helping ABC score a big total-viewers win for the night. The premiere of summer drama "Motive," however, couldn't completely capitalize on its lead-in, losing about half of the "DWTS" audience.

Elsewhere Monday, "The Voice" continued its gradual slippage during its live-show phase, falling a couple tenths of a point in the 18-49 demographic -- although it was still the night's top show in that measure. The season finale of "Hawaii Five-0" was up a bit over last week for CBS, and "The Goodwin Games" premiered to very modest numbers on FOX.

ABC brought in 12.1 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/13 share in households in primetime, finishing 3.1 million viewers ahead of NBC (9 million, 5.5/9). CBS took third with 7.5 million viewers and a 4.8/8. FOX (1.6 million, 1.0/2) finished a very distant fourth, and The CW (762,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

NBC grabbed the 18-49 title with a 2.9 rating. ABC came in second with a 2.1, beating out CBS 1.9. FOX (0.6) and The CW (0.2) were well off the pace.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"Dancing With the Stars" (14 million viewers, 9.0/15 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (10.35 million, 6.4/10)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" rerun (5 million, 3.3/6)/"Rules of Engagement" finale (6.25 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "Raising Hope" rerun (1.8 million, 1.2/2)/"The Goodwin Games" series premiere (1.75 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: "Oh Sit" (888,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.3)

9 p.m.

"Dancing With the Stars" (15.5 million, 10.0/15)
NBC: "The Voice" (10.9 million, 6.5/10)
CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.6 million, 4.9/8)/"Mike & Molly" rerun (8 million, 5.0/8)
FOX: "New Girl" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/1)/"The Mindy Project" rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/1)
The CW: "Oh Sit" (637,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.6)

10 p.m.

"Hawaii Five-0" season finale (9 million, 5.8/9)
ABC: "Motive" series premiere (6.8 million, 4.6/8)
NBC: "Revolution" (5.8 million, 3.6/6)

18-49 leader: "Hawaii Five-0" (2.0)

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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