Getting those young adults is the main challenge for broadcasters, who are unveiling their fall lineups this week in New York.
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The other top programs in the 18-to-49 age group were the 8 p.m. hour of
"Dancing With the Stars" ranked No. 8 with young adults, but it was easily No. 1 with most viewers, bringing in 210,600.
Rounding out the top five were "The Voice" with 137,700 viewers, "Mike & Molly" with 128,400 and "2 Broke Girls" with 127,500. Two other CBS sitcoms topped 100,000: "How I Met Your Mother" with 115,800 and a rerun of
In national ratings, ABC had the most viewers, and NBC was tops in the 18-to-49 age group. The prime-time averages in total viewers: ABC with 12.6 million, NBC with 9.4 million, CBS with 8.2 million, Fox with 4 million for "Hell's Kitchen" and
"Dancing" averaged 13.3 million viewers while "The Voice" drew 11.3 million. "The Voice" was tops nationally in the 18-to-49 age group. "How I Met Your Mother" was second in that count.
At 10, "Castle" had the most viewers -- 11.2 million -- for its season finale. CBS'