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Monday, December 9, 2013

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, December 9

Monday night has a series premiere and a season premiere. On ABC, the new holiday reality show The Great Christmas Light Fight premieres. ABC is probably hoping this can do enough to have a yearly holiday run but I'm skeptical that it will happen. A more positive result is likely to be seen from NBC's The Sing-Off. The acapella competition was a success during December runs in 2009 and 2010. Then in 2011, it aired as a weekly fall series where it tanked and hasn't been seen since. The return as a holiday run is likely to be a success for NBC, especially behind The Voice. Elsewhere, CBS is only new with Mike & Molly and Hostages so I think both those shows will be down. FOX is the only network with an all-new regular lineup and I think both dramas will be close to their most recent episodes.

ABC
8:00 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (SPECIAL)
9:00 The Great Christmas Light Fight (SERIES PREMIERE)
10:00 Castle #103 "Still" (REPEAT)
Prediction: Light Fight - 4.8 million, 1.2

CBS
8:00 How I Met Your Mother #185 "The Locket" (REPEAT)
8:30 2 Broke Girls #49 "And the Soft Opening" (REPEAT)
9:00 Mike & Molly #76 "Shoeless Molly Flynn"

9:30 Mom #3 "A Small Nervous Meltdown and a Misplaced Fork" (REPEAT)
10:00 Hostages #12 "The Cost of Living"
Prediction: Mike&Molly - 7.4 million, 2.0/Hostages - 3.9 million, 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Voice
9:00 The Sing-Off (Season Premiere)
Prediction: Voice - 11.5 million, 3.3/Sing Off - 7.8 million, 2.4

FOX
8:00 Almost Human #5 "Blood Brothers"
9:00 Sleepy Hollow #10 "The Golem"
Prediction: Human - 6.0 million, 1.7/Hollow - 6.8 million, 2.3    

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