Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Premiere Twirls to Total Viewer Victory

NBC and “The Voice” hit the highest notes in key 18-49 demographic

The Monday reality TV competition battle is now in full swing (dance), as the new “Dancing With the Stars”¬†cast hit the floor last night.

The ABC contest took the night in total viewers, but NBC’s “The Voice” topped it among the key 18-49 demographic.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.3 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 9.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.7/9 and 11 million total viewers. At 10, “Blindspot” had a 1.6/5 and 6.1 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.6/5 and first in viewers with 10.4 million. “DWTS” at 8 scored a 1.8/6 and 12.3 million viewers. At 10, “Castle” got a 1.1/4 and 6.6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.4/5 and in viewers with 7.7 million. “Supergirl” at 8 received a 1.3/5 and 6 million viewers. At 9, “Scorpion” posted a 1.5/5 and 8.5 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” put up a 1.3/4 and 8.7 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. “Gotham” at 8 had a 1.3/5 and 3.9 million viewers. At 9, “Lucifer” got a 1.2/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 759,000. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” at 8 managed just a 0.2/1 and 749,000 viewers. At 9, “Jane The Virgin” received a 0.3/1 and 770,000 viewers.