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

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

Last Updated: March 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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.