TV ratings: 'The Sing-Off' returns to a higher note Monday, 'Christmas Light Fight' has decent start

Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013"The Sing-Off" returned to NBC Monday to higher ratings than its last time out, rising half a point in adults 18-49 from its 2011 premiere (when it aired as a weekly series rather than a two-week strip). It didn't hurt that it had "The Voice," which was steady in the 18-49 demo and up in viewers vs. last week, as a lead-in.Elsewhere Monday, the premiere of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" drew decent ratings, improving on the debut of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" last year. "Almost Human" ticked up for FOX, but CBS' "Mike & Molly" fell as rest of the network's comedy block was in reruns.NBC averaged 9.9 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/9 share in households in primetime, easily beating ABC (6.5 million, 3.9/6) for the top spot. FOX (6.25 million, 3.9/6) came in third. CBS took fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.5/5)...

ABC's 'Extreme Makeover Home Edition' Surges

With back-to-back episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition leading into a repeat Castle, ABC’s Monday schedule topped Fox’s broadcast of the American Country Awards 2012 by 10% in Total Viewers and matched the awards show in Adults 18-49.

TV ratings: '2 Broke Girls' and 'The Voice' lead Monday as American Country Awards stumble

Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012CBS had a good night Monday as its lineup, led by a pair of "2 Broke Girls" episodes, was up across the board. "The Voice," which scaled back to one hour this week, was up a tick over its 8 o'clock numbers last week as well. That didn't translate to great ratings for the premiere of game show "Take It All," however.Elsewhere, the American Country Awards fell sharply from last year's show, losing more than 2 million viewers. "Gossip Girl" hit a season high for The CW.CBS currently stands at 10.6 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/10 share in households for the night. Those numbers may come down a bit in the final nationals because the network's Houston affiliate carried a highly rated "Monday Night Football" game. NBC (8.4 million, 5.1/8) came in second. ABC (whose Boston station also ran the "MNF" contest) was third at 5.6 million...

'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's' 'Star Wars' Placement Was a Coincidence

Sparking outrage on Twitter and among bloggers, the incidental corporate synergy was filmed over a year ago and couldn't have anything to do with ABC parent company Disney's recent acquisition of LucasFilm.