Ratings: ‘Mike & Molly’ Premiere Plummets From Last Year

ABC’s “Great Christmas Light Fight” special rises 36 percent from 2013

"Mike & Molly"

“Mike & Molly” dropped 31 percent Monday in its fall season premiere versus last year as CBS settled for second in primetime. The long-running sitcom’s lead-in, “Two Broke Girls,” was up 25 percent from its most recent original.

Meanwhile, third place ABC saw its “Great Christmas Light Fight” rise 36 percent from 2013.

NBC finished first in both the key ratings demo and in total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 9.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned night-highs of a 2.5/7 and 10.6 million viewers, despite the rating being a performance show series low. “State of Affairs” at 10 received a 1.6/5 and 6.3 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.9/5 and in viewers with 8.8 million. “Two Broke Girls” at 8 received a 2.0/6 and 7.7 million viewers. “Mike & Molly” opened its season at 8:30 to a 1.8/5 and 7.9 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 9 earned a 2.1/6 and 9.9 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 had a 1.6/5 and 8.5 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.8/5 and in viewers with 7.8 million. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” at 8 got a 1.9/5 and 7.6 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 had a 1.7/5 and 8 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in viewers with 2.8 million.

Fox, CW, and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, all with a 0.5. The CW had a 2 share, while Fox and Telemundo had a 1 share apiece. Fox was fifth in total viewers with 1.9 million, airing reruns. The CW was sixth in viewers with 1.3 million; Telemundo was seventh with 1.2 million.

For CW, “The Originals” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.4 million viewers. “Jane the Virgin” at 9 ticked up to a 0.5/1 and 1.2 million viewers.