Producers of new CBS comedy series Partners probably wish the network made a back order decision on their show last week when the freshman sitcom was the only Monday CBS series to post ratings gains vs. its most recent airing. Because last night, Partners (1.8/5) was the only member of the CBS Monday lineup in negative territory — down 14% from last week for a series low. In comparison, How I Met Your Mother (3.0/8) and Mike & Molly (3.0/7) were each up 7%, while 2 Broke Girls (3.2/8) and Hawaii Five-0 (2.0/5) were flat.
NBC extended its Monday winning streak among adults 18-49 to 10 consecutive weeks. The network topped every half-hour of primetime last night in the demo, and The Voice once again ranked as the No. 1 program of the night. But both NBC series were down week-to-week, extending a downward trend over the last couple of weeks. Night 1 of semifinals for Voice (4.3/11) was down 4% from last week, while heavily DVR-ed Revolution (2.6/7) was down 7% to a series low in Live+Same Day. On the bright side, The Voice has now moved ahead of last spring’s cycle, which had a big Super Bowl-fueled start. The last two editions of the singing competition were up from the corresponding episodes last season. (more…)