Ratings: ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘The Odd Couple’ Fail to Blow Anyone Away With Returns

NBC wins Monday with “The Voice,” rising “Timeless”

Last Updated: October 18, 2016 @ 3:28 PM

“Jane the Virgin” and “The Odd Couple” returned for new seasons Monday night, though neither lit the world on fire, Nielsen-wise. That doesn’t mean they fared poorly, however.

The hour-long CW dramedy was up slightly versus its last premiere, but with a much-better lead-in out of “Supergirl.” “The Odd Couple” was down from last spring’s premiere, but Monday’s “2 Broke Girls” intro was no “Big Bang Theory” — its previous lead-in.

Instead, NBC won Monday with “The Voice” and an improved “Timeless.” CBS was second in the key 18-49 demographic, while ABC finished runner-up among total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.3 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.6/9 and 11.1 million viewers. “Timeless” at 10 rose to a 1.5/5 and 6.1 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.8/6 and third in viewers with 8 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored a 3.4/12 and 13.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Kevin Can Wait” posted a 2.1/7 and 8.7 million viewers. At 9, “2 Broke Girls” put up a 1.6/5 and 5.9 million viewers. “The Odd Couple” at 9:30 premiered to a 1.1/4 and 4.7 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 10 received a 1.3/4 and 7.2 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and second in viewers with 8.4 million. “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 landed a 1.5/5 and 10.4 million viewers. “Conviction” at 10 had a 0.8/3 and 4.5 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Gotham” at 8 got a 1.1/4 and 3.2 million viewers. At 9, “Lucifer”received a 1.1/4 and 3.7 million viewers.

The CW, Univision and Telemundo all tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.7/2. CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.9 million; Univision was sixth with 1.8 million; Telemundo was seventh with 1.6 million.

For CW, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 2.6 million viewers. At 9, the “Jane” season premiere got a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers.

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