UPDATED: The Monday ratings prove that there can be a range of winners.
NBC's "The Voice" ranked second with 12.7 million, but it was by far the most popular series with the 18-to-49 age group.
The updated prime-time averages: ABC with 12.5 million viewers, NBC with 10.3 million, Fox with 7.6 million, CBS with 7.5 million and The CW with 640,000. But thanks to "The Voice," NBC had a strong lead in young adults. Fox and CBS placed ahead of ABC in the 18-to-49 count.
Fox presented the season finales of "Bones" (7.4 million) and "The Following" (7.8 million). CBS' best sitcom performers were "Mike & Molly" (8.1 million) and "2 Broke Girls" (7.9 million), followed by "How I Met Your Mother" (7.1 million) and "Rules of Engagement" (6.2 million).
In Central Florida, "Dancing With the Stars" was the most-watched show of the night with 221,900 viewers. But the ABC dance contest ranked No. 12 with the 18-to-49 age group. So "Dancing" reaches a lot of older viewers. If you can reach anyone in this rapidly changing media landscape, that's a good thing.
"The Voice" ranked No. 2 for the night with 181,900 viewers. The run of Longwood singer Amy Whitcomb ended. But the NBC singing contest was tops in the 18-to-49 age group as well as the 25-to-54 age group.
Rounding out the top five programs in the total-viewers rankings were "Castle" with 175,600 viewers, "The Following" with 135,800 and "2 Broke Girls" with 130,200. Only one other program topped 100,000 viewers: "Bones" with 121,400.
The top programs in the 18-to-49 age group were "The Voice," "2 Broke Girls," "The Following," "Bones" and "How I Met Your Mother," which presented Barney's bachelor party.