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TV Ratings: ‘Dancing’ rises, ‘Voice’ droops and ‘Sleepy Hollow’ returns solidly on Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, November 4, 2013.
“Dancing with the Stars” got a big bump — Perhaps from Cher fans? Or just NFL preemptions? — on Monday, as ABC scored a commanding overall win, while NBC still won the night among young viewers despite a steep drop for “The Voice.”
With “The Voice” falling, “The Blacklist” also slipped a little and has now fallen way behind “Castle” overall, as the ABC procedural had its best night of the season.
CBS’ heavily promoted return for “Mike & Molly” did decent numbers, retaining its fill “2 Broke Girls” lead-in on a night on which “How I Met Your Mother” got a big bump.
Also returning well was FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow,” which was off only 0.1 in the key demo from its last pre-baseball airing, though the freshman drama fell behind “Bones” overall.
With lots of overall competition, both “Hart of Dixie” and “Beauty and the Beast” fell hard for The CW, though both dramas retained their audiences in the key demo. 
[I’ve read indications about East Coast preemptions for live news coverage in the 10 p.m. hour. It’s unclear what impact, if any, that had on numbers, but it might as well get a mention. Of more significance, ABC had the Monday Night Football game in Milwaukee/Green Bay.]
This may require some additional analysis later, but for now, on to the numbers…
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 3.4 rating for Monday night, tops in the key demographic. There was a big drop to FOX’s 2.3 key demo rating, which was closely followed by ABC’s 2.2 and CBS’ 2.1 key demo rating. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for the night.
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