Even without Winter Olympics coverage from Sochi, NBC extended its recent run of ratings domination with a big return for "The Voice
" and an easy hourly win for "The Blacklist
Without the Olympics, "The Bachelor
" was able to regain some of its lost audience, which also boosted overall viewership for "Castle
CBS' comedy lineup came back with a solid "How I Met Your Mother
" number, but much lower numbers for the rest of the Monday block, which were down double-digits.
The return of original programming meant another drop for FOX's sputtering "The Following
," which is now well below lead-in "Almost Human
" overall and tied with the freshman drama in the key demo.
And, finally, "Star-Crossed
" was down a tiny bit from last week's premiere, settling in right at the usual "Hart of Dixie" number.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a robust 4.2 rating for Monday night, dominating in the key demographic. ABC was far back in second with a 2.2 key demo rating, followed closely by CBS' 2.1 key demo rating and the 1.6 key demo rating for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 14.25 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/13 share for Monday primetime. ABC was a distant second with 8.34 million viewers and a 5.5/9, topping CBS' 4.6/7 and 7.19 million viewers. FOX's 5.14 million viewers and 3.2/5 finished fourth, while The CW averaged 844,000 viewers and a 0.6/1 for the night.
8 p.m. -
The latest season premiere of "The Voice" started primetime in first with 14.81 million viewers and a 4.2 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC. CBS was second with "How I Met Your Mother" (9.25 million and a 3.6 key demo) and a big drop to "2 Broke Girls
" (7.9 million and a 2.5 key demo rating). ABC's "The Bachelor" finished third with 8.13 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo rating, easily beating the 5.695 million viewers and 1.6 key demo rating for FOX's "Almost Human." The CW drew 1.12 million viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating for the second episode of "Star-Crossed."
9 p.m. - "The Voice" got a big bump in its second hour, rising to 16.66 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49 for NBC. ABC's "The Bachelor" stepped up to second with 8.15 million viewers and a 2.5 key demo rating. CBS followed with "Mike & Molly" (8.12 million and a 2.1 key demo) and "Mom" (7.2 million and a 1.9 key demo). FOX's "The Following" averaged only 4.58 million viewers and a 1.6 key demo rating. On The CW, a repeat of "Beauty and the Beast" averaged 565,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - NBC wrapped up its primetime sweep with 11.28 million viewers and a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 for "The Blacklist." [For all of the stability for "Blacklist" -- it's far above where "Revolution" was for last year's spring return -- it still posts a steep half-hour drop and was down to 10.3 million and a 2.8 key demo in the 10:30 half-hour.] ABC's "Castle" was second with 8.74 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo rating. CBS' "Intelligence," which rose with reduced competition in recent weeks, was back down to 5.35 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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