TV ratings: 'The Voice' hits a high note Monday but 'Gossip Girl' tanks

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the-voice-oct-8-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Ratings for "The Voice" have typically fallen some after the audition rounds end, but Monday's episode went the other direction. The show scored its best adults 18-49 rating since March and led NBC to victory in the demographic.

CBS, meanwhile, saw its ratings tick up on the night, but the gains could be only temporary as the network's Houston affiliate carried the "Monday Night Football" telecast. When that's factored out, the Eye will likely be about even with last week. The CW had kind of a rough night, as neither the "90210" nor the "Gossip Girl" season premieres reached a million viewers.

Also, "Dancing With the Stars" and "Castle" were both up a little bit over last week and gave ABC the lead in viewers for the night. "The Mob Doctor" continued its slide on FOX.

ABC averaged 12.4 million viewers and an 8.2 rating/12 share in households in primetime, beating NBC's 11.1 million and 6.5/10 for the top spot. CBS (8.7 million, 5.3/8) came in third. FOX took fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.2/5. The CW managed only about 883,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

NBC easily led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.2 rating. CBS finished second with a 2.8, topping ABC's 2.2. FOX scored a 1.4 and The CW a 0.4.

Photo/Video credit: NBC