CBS shakeup stops Monday ratings bleed: '2 Broke Girls' up

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The patient is starting to stabilize. CBS’ Monday lineup posted week-to-week ratings gains for the first time this season after the network shook-up its lineup.

The ratings bleed halted after CBS yanked struggling sitcom We Are Men from 8:30 p.m., shifted 2 Broke Girls a half hour earlier, and fed a Big Bang Theory repeat into 9 p.m. The result: HIMYM was steady, 2 Broke Girls went up and new drama Hostages finally stopped dropping. The only downside: New sitcom Mom still fell 10 percent. But for a battlefield tourniquet, this result is still pretty good.

Also Monday:

– ABC’s Dancing and Castle were both up, with the latter rising 16 percent. — NBC’s data may be inflated to NFL pre-emption in Indianapolis, but even so it looks like Voice and Blacklist will be roughly on par.
Bones was down a notch and Sleepy Hollow was down 7 percent. At this point I would like to see Hollow put the brakes on, it’s slipped a little each week since its mid-September premiere. 
— The CW’s block was unchanged in 18-49 last week, and Hart and Beauty were up slightly in total viewers. This would be amazing — two shows didn’t drop at all for their second weeks on the air! — if not for their modest overall performance. 

Chart’s Ahoy!

NET/TIME/SHOW    ADULTS 18-49 RATINGS TOTAL VIEWERS
FOX 8-9P BONES-   2.0 7,097
  9-10P SLEEPY HLW-   2.6 7,539
           
ABC 8-10P DANCNG-STR-   2.1 12,789
  10-11P CASTLE-   2.2 11,087
           
CBS 8:00P HW I-MOTHR-   3.0 7,988
  8:30P 2BROKE GRL-   2.5 7,883
  9:00P BIG BNG-SP- RS 2.2 8,486
  9:30P MOM   1.9 7,329
  10-11P HOSTAGES-   1.2 5,217
           
NBC 8-10P VOICE-   4.5 13,788
  10-11P BLACKLIST-   3.2 11,437
           
CW 8-9P HART-DIXIE-   0.4 1,070
  9-10P BEAUTY&BST-   0.3 924
           

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