CBS Wins Monday Night With Two Episodes Of Broke Girls

By Jessica Rawden 2012-12-11 11:33:37 discussion comments
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It’s amazing how quickly a network can lose its ratings lead. NBC has been pulling a miracle all season, winning Monday's ratings due to a magical combination of The Voice and Revolution. However, last night, CBS snuck through to pull the first place in last night’s ratings, winning Monday for the first time all season.

Of course, there were a couple of different reasons why NBC’s numbers were down last night. First, Revolution is currently on hiatus and will return to the schedule around the time The Voice comes back next year. Additionally, last night’s episode of NBC’s hit singing competition show was cut down from its usual two hours into a one-hour show, which lost the peacock network some key ratings. While Howie Mandel’s new game show, Take All, premiered after The Voice to pretty decent numbers (7.2 million total viewers), it wasn’t enough to take down CBS, who offered two—that’s right—two episodes of 2 Broke Girls on Monday night.

While I’m personally of the belief two episodes of 2 Broke Girls is two too many, I recognize other audiences do not feel this way. At 9 p.m. ET, 2 Broke Girls pulled in 11.8 million total viewers and at 9: 30 p.m. ET, the show only dropped a few hundred thousand viewers, pulling in 11.5 million total viewers. With a new episode of Hawaii Five-0 also on the schedule, it's no wonder CBS led the night.

Elsewhere, the network’s didn’t fare as well, with EW reporting that Fox’s American Country Awards were down 30%. Additionally, ABC aired episodes of --which is a decent choice, but roughly 5 million total viewers is not enough to pull in a win for the night. We’ll keep you posted if CBS manages to keep its lead in the coming weeks.
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