With a strong “Voice” lead-in, “The Sing-Off” saw its highest-rated episode since the Season 2 finale
“The Sing-Off” Season 4 premiere was the highest-installment of the voices only competition since its Season 2 finale, helping NBC top Monday in each timeslot.
Its lead-in, “The Voice,” was the biggest show of the evening in terms of both the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and total viewers. “The Sing-Off” debut that followed was up 26 percent from last season’s September premiere, which at 8 p.m. did not have the benefit of a lead-in.
NBC was first in ratings with a 2.8 rating/7 share in the key demo and first in total viewers with an average of 9.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. was the night’s highest-rated and most-watched show, earning a 3.4/9 and 12.9 million viewers. At 9, the “Sing-Off” Season 4 premiere earned a 2.4/6 and 8.4 million viewers.
Fox was second in ratings with a 2.0/5 and third in total viewers with 6.3 million. “Almost Human” at 8 earned a 1.8/5 and 6 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 received a 2.1/5 and 6.5 million viewers — both lows to date.
ABC was third in ratings with a 1.6/4 and second in total viewers with 6.5 million. Following a rerun special (“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”), the premiere of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” at 9 had earned a 1.8 rating in the fast national numbers. However, when the final numbers came out in the afternoon and the local market “Monday Night Football” traffic was stripped away, the special settled at a 1.4 rating. A repeat followed.
CBS was in fourth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in total viewers with 5.3 million. Following reruns, “Mike & Molly” at 9 earned a 2.0/5 — its lowest Monday telecast ever — and 7.6 million viewers. After another repeat, “Hostages” at 10 earned a 1.1/3 and 4.7 million viewers.
Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 2.8 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in total viewers 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 918,000. Following repeat Christmas specials, iHeartRadio’s telecast of One Direction’s album release party earned a 0.2/0 and 629,000 viewers.