“Dancing With the Stars” season finale drops 19 percent from last year
Fox's new drama “Almost Human” dipped in the key 18-49 demo Monday, while the one-two punch of “The Voice” and “The Blacklist” took the night's top two rating spots and propelled NBC to first place in the demo.
ABC was the most-watched network thanks to “Dancing With the Stars,”according to preliminary numbers.
NBC grabbed first place in the demo with a 3.2 rating/9 share and was second in total viewers with 11.1 million. Though dipping slightly from last week and hitting a series low for a fall Monday telecast, “The Voice” at 8 p.m. took top ratings honors with a 3.3/9 and had 11.3 million total viewers. “Blacklist” at 10 held even with its last original two weeks ago, taking second place in the demo with a 3.0/8 and nabbing 10.8 million total viewers.
ABC, Fox and CBS had a three-way tie for second in the demo, each taking a 2.1, with ABC grabbing first in total viewers with 13.3 million. The season finale of “Dancing With the Stars” dropped 19 percent from last November's finale with a 2.2/6 but was the night's most-watched show with 14.2 million total viewers. “Castle” at 10 was up 11 percent with a 2.1/6 and 11.4 million total viewers.
Though CBS's numbers are skewed by an NFL pre-emption in San Francisco, the network currently holds third place in total viewers with 6.8 million. “How I Met Your Mother” was down 6 percent from last week, touching a season low of 2.9/8 with 8 million total viewers, while “2 Broke Girls” at 8:30 pulled even with last week for a 2.7/7 and had 7.9 million total viewers. “Mike & Molly” at 9 ticked up to a 2.5/6 with 8.4 million total viewers, while the freshman comedy “Mom” at 9:30 climbed 16 percent to a 2.2/6 and had 7.3 million total viewers. “Hostages” at 10 was up 10 percent for a 1.1/3 with 4.6 million total viewers.
Fox, in fourth place among total viewers with 6.3 million, aired “Almost Human” at 8, which, though down 17 percent in the demo with a 1.9/5, pulled even with last Monday in total viewers, taking 6 million. “Sleepy Hollow” the following hour dipped 12 percent to a 2.2/6 and drew 6.6 million total viewers.
Univision was fifth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.1/3 and 3 million, while Telemundo followed in sixth place with a 0.5/1 and 1.3 million. The CW was seventh with a 0.3/1 and 920,000 total viewers.