TV ratings: 'The Voice' leads a soft Monday while Blake Shelton's Christmas special is solid
Ratings were down more or less across the board Monday compared to last week's strong showing. NBC and CBS stayed fairly healthy, although both "The Voice" and "2 Broke Girls" fell, but ABC and "Castle" suffered without "Dancing With the Stars."
On the plus side, NBC's Blake Shelton Christmas special drew numbers on par with those of "Revolution." The 150th episode of "Bones" on FOX was in line with its season average.
NBC averaged just under 11 million viewers and a 6.7 rating/10 share in households in primetime, leading by a comfortable margin over CBS (8.9 million, 5.7/9). ABC (5.75 million, 3.9/6) came in third. FOX took fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3/5. The CW drew 917,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.
In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 3.5 rating beat CBS' 2.7 for the top spot. They were the only networks to break the 2.0 mark. FOX finished third with a 1.4, followed by ABC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.4.