Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Return Ties a Low – But Is Most-Watched Monday Show

Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' Return Ties a Low – But Is Most-Watched Monday Show

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NBC tops the night in ratings, ABC is No. 1 in viewers

ABC topped Monday in viewers, despite “Dancing With the Stars” tying a premiere low in ratings.

NBC easily took primetime in ratings with “The Voice” and “Blacklist.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.6 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in viewers with an average of 12.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. was the highest-rated show of the night with a 4.0/12, and had 13.3 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 10 received a 2.8/8 and 11.1 million viewers.

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ABC was second in ratings with a 2.2/6 and first in viewers with 13.3 million. “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 premiered to a 2.5/7 — tying a low and down 22 percent from last spring — and 15 million viewers, the most of the night. “Castle” at 10 earned a 1.8/5 and 9.9 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.8/5 and in viewers with 6.7 million. “How I Met Your Mother” at 8 received a 2.9/9 and 7.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “2 Broke Girls” got a 2.1/6 — a series low — and 7.1 million viewers. “Mike & Molly” at 9 tied a low with a 1.8/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “Mom” at 9:30 had a 1.8/5 and 7.1 million viewers. “Intelligence” at 1.1/3 got a 5.3 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.4/4 and in viewers with 4.8 million. “Bones” at 8 had a 1.4/4 and 5.6 million viewers. “The Following” at 9 received a 1.4/4 and 4 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in total viewers with 2.5 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, each with a 0.4/1. The CW edged out Telemundo for sixth in viewers with 1.10 million, Telemundo was seventh with and 1.09 million.

For The CW, “Star-Crossed” at 8 got a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. “The Tomorrow People” had a time period premiere at 9, when it received a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers.

  • DieHardFan

    DWTS was great except for Nene; and for what the judges said about her awful dancing! How dare them!

  • NoWay

    The Following is still on?

  • consistency

    CBS shows get hurt by haphazard scheduling. No rhyme or reason to repeats. One week it'll be new shows and suddenly next week repeats, or even in a given night some shows will be new and some repeats. Need to keep consistency or people will get sick of tracking it. If networks are going to cheap out on seasons and run them short, just run all new episodes and then fill the empty schedule after that, instead of trying to stretch out a season with hodgepodge airings.