Ratings: Katherine Heigl’s ‘State of Affairs’ Scores NBC’s Second Highest Drama Debut in 2 Years

But its 2.2 rating is no “Blacklist” number

“State of Affairs” is no “Blacklist,” but its 2.2 premiere rating Monday was good enough to mark NBC’s second-best drama debut in two years, minus special previews.

“The Blacklist” debuted last fall to a whopping 3.8 rating, though it benefitted from “The Voice’s” premiere as lead-in.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in viewers with an average of 10 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a night-high 3.0/8 and had 10.8 million viewers. “State of Affairs” premiered at 10 to a 2.2/7 and 8.6 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 2.3/6 and first in viewers with 13.1 million. Though due to a local NFL preemption, numbers for the network are approximate. “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 earned a 2.4/7 — up 20 percent, for now — and a primetime-best 14.6 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 received a 2.0/6 — preliminarily a 25 percent rise — and 9.9 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.9/5 and fourth in viewers with 5.5 million. “Gotham” at 8 had a 2.3/6 and 6.4 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 got a 1.5/4 and 4.6 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.8/5 and third in viewers with 8.6 million. At 8, “2 Broke Girls” received a 2.1/6 and 7.9 million viewers. “The Millers” at 8:30 had a 1.5/4 and 6.3 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 9 got a 2.0/5 and 10 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” pulled a 1.7/5 and 8.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in total viewers with 3.1 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and seventh in total viewers with 1.26 million. “The Originals” at 8 had a 0.7/2 and 1.4 million viewers. “Jane the Virgin” at 9 got a 0.4/1 — down 20 percent from last week — and 1.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/1 and sixth in total viewers with 1.3 million.

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