Mike & Molly

Mike & Molly returned down Monday.

The CBS sitcom's Season 4 premiere bowed to 9.1 million viewers and a 2.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down half a point from last season's opener. It was, however, up nearly a point from its season finale. 

How I Met Your Mother (8.7 million, 3.4) improved four tenths, while 2 Broke Girls (8.1 million, 2.6), Mom (7.3 million, 2.0) and Hostages (4.8 million, 1.1) all fell a tenth, with the latter tying a series low.

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NBC won the night with The Voice (11.6 million, 3.6), which dropped to a season low, as did The Blacklist (10.3 million, 2.9).

On Fox, Bones (7 million, 2.0) and Sleepy Hollow (6.9 million, 2.5) returned from their baseball hiatuses down two tenths each.

ABC's Dancing with the Stars (14.4 million, 2.1) was flat and Castle (11.9 million, 2.4) grew three tenths, while The CW's Hart of Dixie (1 million, 0.4) and Beauty and the Beast (670,000, 0.3) held steady.

8 p.m.
CBS: How I Met Your Mother 8.7 million viewers (3.4 demo rating); 2 Broke Girls 8.1 million (2.6)
ABC: Dancing with the Stars 14.4 million (2.1) [8-10 p.m.]
Fox: Bones 7 million (2.0) 
NBC: The Voice 11.6 million (3.6) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: Hart of Dixie 1 million (0.4)

9 p.m.
CBS: Mike & Molly 9.1 million (2.6); Mom 7.3 million (2.0)
Fox: Sleepy Hollow 6.9 million (2.5)
CW: Beauty and the Beast 670,000 (0.3)

10 p.m.
CBS:
 Hostages 4.8 million (1.1)
ABC: Castle 11.9 million (2.4)
NBC: The Blacklist 10.3 million (2.9)