Ratings: House Finale Rises; America's Got Talent, Bachelorette Dip
House checked out on a high note.
The medical drama's series finale drew 8.7 million viewers and a 2.9 demo rating on Monday, marking a 30 percent improvement from last week and the show's best numbers since January. The House retrospective earned 6.15 million viewers and a 2.0.
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NBC topped the night in the demo, due largely to America's Got Talent (9.5 million, 3.1), which dropped six-tenths in the demo from its premiere last week. American Ninja Warrior followed with 6.1 million and a 2.4.
On ABC, Dancing with the Stars' finale performance night snagged 16.4 million viewers and a 2.8, up slightly from last week, but down from last spring's final performance show (22 million, 4.6). The Bachelorette (7.7 million, 2.4) dropped a bit from last week's 90-minute opener.
CBS: How I Met Your Mother (R) 4.1 million (1.3); 2 Broke Girls (R) 4.6 million (1.6)
ABC: Dancing with the Stars 16.4 million (2.8)
Fox: House retrospective 6.15 million (2.0)
NBC: America's Got Talent 9.5 million (3.1)
CW: One Tree Hill (R) 0.6 million (0.3) [8-10 p.m.]
CBS: Two and a Half Men (R) 7.1 million (2.0); Mike & Molly (R) 6.3 million (1.7)
ABC: The Bachelorette 7.7 million (2.4) [9-11 p.m.]
Fox: House 8.7 million (2.9)
NBC: American Ninja Warrior 6.1 million (2.4) [9-11 p.m.]
CBS: Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. The World 5.9 million (1.4)