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CBS Comedy Repeats Top the Final Monday of 2013

Univision is the night's top broadcaster in 18-34

Audiences were in a mood to laugh on Monday as repeats of CBS’ regular lineup scored the top numbers on a night when no firstrun program aired on the Big Four.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, CBS was the No. 1-rated broadcaster among adults 18-49 in each half-hour from 8 to 10 p.m. with encores of “How I Met Your Mother” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall), “2 Broke Girls” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall), “Mike & Molly” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall) and “Mom” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall). Closing out the night, the net aired a special repeat of Tuesday drama “Person of Interest” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall).

In addition to winning the night in adults 18-49, CBS also the No. 1 broadcaster in adults 25-54 (1.7/4) and total viewers (5.2 million).

Univision moved up to second in 18-49 among the broadcasters — and first in 18-34 — behind novelas “Lo Que la Vida Me Robo” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall) and “Mentir Para Vivir” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall).

Elsewhere, ABC aired encores of the specials “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall) and “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall) and regular Monday series “Castle” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall).

NBC went with a pair of “Hollywood Game Night” repeats (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall at 8 p.m. and 1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall) and closed with a repeat of “The Blacklist” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall).

Fox served up rebroadcasts of “Almost Human” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall) and “Sleepy Hollow” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall).

And CW was above its recent average with the two-hour “iHeart Radio Music Festival” (0.5/1 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 1.2/3; Univision, 1.0/3; ABC and NBC, 0.9/3; Fox, 0.8/2; CW and Telemundo, 0.5/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 5.2 million; ABC, 3.8 million; NBC, 3.1 million; Fox, 3.0 million; Univision, 2.9 million; CW, 1.5 million; Telemundo, 1.2 million.

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