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Ratings: NBC’s ‘Night Shift’ Sees Nice Boost, Network Splits Win With ABC

ABC’s ”Dancing With the Stars“ has solid ratings retention from last week’s premiere

NBC topped Monday in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, despite “The Voice” sliding just a touch to another season low against ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” NBC even saw a nice boost from “The Night Shift,” with the modestly rated show rising 23 percent from last week, according to preliminary numbers.

That said, NBC’s singing competition bled by one minute into “The Night Shift,” so the show could dip one-tenth or even two-tenths of a ratings point when final numbers are released later today.

ABC’s dance competition experienced strong ratings retention from its season premiere last week. The network topped the night in total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.7 rating/8 share in the key demo and second in total viewers with an average of 9.8 million. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 3.3/10 — a high on the night — and 11.9 million viewers. At 10, “The Night Shift” rose to a 1.6/5 and 5.8 million viewers.

ABC and CBS tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.8/6. ABC was first in viewers with 11.9 million; CBS was third with 8.8 million.

For ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 received a 2.0/6 — knotted with last week’s fast national number and 95 percent of the final tally — and primetime-best 13.7 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 posted a 1.4/4 and 8.2 million viewers.

For CBS, “2 Broke Girls” at 8 had a 1.9/7 and 7.3 million viewers. “Mike & Molly” at 8:30 got a 1.8/6 and 7.8 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 9 posted a 2.0/6 and 9.6 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 received a 1.6/5 and 9.3 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. A special episode of “The Following” at 8 had a 1.2/4 and 3.9 million viewers. A second episode of the Kevin Bacon drama at 9 got a 1.2/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 885,000, airing entirely reruns.