TV Ratings: 'Voice,' 'Mike & Molly' rise, 'Following' falls on Monday
NBC's "The Voice" had a small week-to-week uptick to help the network hold onto the Monday key demo crown despite a drop for "Night Shift." And although "Dancing with the Stars" was flat in the key demo, it was up in viewers as ABC dominated the night overall.
"Mike & Molly" rose week-to-week and was Monday's top scripted show among young viewers, while ABC's "Castle" finale was the top scripted show overall.
Let's get to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.0 rating for Monday night, edging out ABC's 1.9 rating for tops in the key demographic. CBS was third with a 1.4 key demo rating, followed by FOX's 1.0 key demo rating and The CW's 0.5 key demo rating.
Overall, though, ABC averaged an estimated 11.77 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/13 share for Monday night. NBC was second with 8.25 million viewers and a 5.2 rating/9 share, topping CBS' 7.28 million viewers and a 4.6/8. There was a big drop to FOX's 3.13 million viewers and 2.0/3 and to The CW's 1.185 million viewers and 0.8/1.
8 p.m. - "Dancing with the Stars" averaged 12.84 million viewers to win the 8 p.m. hour for ABC, finishing second with a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Voice" was second with 9.76 million viewers and won the hour with a 2.4 key demo rating. CBS was third in both measures with "2 Broke Girls" (7.08 million and a 1.6 key demo) and "Mike & Molly" (7.75 million and a 1.7 key demo). The first hour of FOX's "The Following" averaged 3.21 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating, followed by the 1.11 million viewers and 0.5 key demo rating for The CW's "The Originals" finale.
9 p.m. - ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" rose to 13.79 million viewers to remain on top for the 9 p.m. hour and nearly took over the lead in the 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating. NBC's "The Voice" held onto first with a 2.4 key demo rating and was second with 9.92 million viewers. CBS' "Stalker" averaged 6.35 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating for third, topping the 3.05 million viewers and 0.9 key demo rating for "The Following." The season finale of "Jane the Virgin" averaged 1.26 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Castle" led the 10 p.m. hour with 8.68 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, edging out the 8.07 million viewers and 1.3 key demo rating for CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles." NBC's "The Night Shift" averaged 5.07 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating in third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.