With CBS in repeats Monday, House, Smash and Dancing with the Stars all saw improvements, but failed to top The Voice.
The Voice was the top-rated show of the night, remaining steady with 10.1 million viewers and a 3.7 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Smash (6.1 million, 2.1) rose 11 percent from last week's series low, helping NBC win the night in the demo.
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Also rebounding from a series low was Dancing (17.3 million, 3.0), which gained about a million more eyeballs — and was the night's most-watched show — and inched up 3 percent in the demo. A 20/20 special on Dancing drew 10.9 million viewers and a 2.1.
With an episode that revealed Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) has cancer, House (6.6 million, 2.3) jumped three-tenths in the demo from last week, while lead-in Bones (7 million, 2.2) was flat.
On The CW, Gossip Girl (1 million, 0.5) and Hart of Dixie (1.2 million, 0.5) both fell a tad to tie season lows.
In cable news, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Veep premiered Sunday to a respectable 1.4 million viewers.
CBS: How I Met Your Mother (R) 4.7 million (1.7); 2 Broke Girls (R) 5.2 million (1.8)
ABC: Dancing with the Stars 17.3 million (3.0) [8-10 p.m.]
Fox: Bones 7 million (2.2)
NBC: The Voice 10.1 million (3.7) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: Gossip Girl 1 million (0.5)
CBS: Two and a Half Men (R) 6.6 million (2.0); Mike & Molly (R) 6 million (1.8)
Fox: House 6.6 million (2.3)
CW: Hart of Dixie 1.2 million (0.5)
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (R) 7.6 million (1.6)
ABC: 20/20 10.9 million (2.1)
NBC: Smash 6.1 million (2.1)