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Ratings: Steady ‘Voice’ Propels NBC to a Demo Win; ‘Big Bang Theory’ Top-Rated

”Gotham“ and ”Scorpion“ hold up well in their second week

NBC’s “The Voice” remained steady with last week’s premiere to give the network a win in the key 18-49 demographic on Monday, though CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” was the night’s top-rated and most-watched program, helping to make CBS the most-watched network of the night.

Meanwhile, freshman dramas ‘Gotham” from Fox and “Scorpion” from CBS held up well compared to their series premieres last week, according to preliminary numbers.

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NBC took first place among the 18-49 crowd with a 3.5 rating/10 share and came in third among total viewers with 12 million for the night. “The Voice” from 8 to 10 p.m. held even with last week’s premiere, pulling in a 3.9/11 with 12.7 million total viewers. Despite the steady lead-in, “The Blacklist” at 10 dropped off 18 percent from last week’s Season 2 premiere, pulling a 2.8/8 with 10.7 million total viewers.

CBS came in second in ratings but first in total viewers with a 2.9/8 and 12.3 million. Though down 13 percent from last week’s season premiere, “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 was the night’s top-rated show with a 4.7/15 and, with 16.2 million total viewers, the night’s most-watched program.

Following a repeat “Big Bang,” “Scorpion” at 9 inched down from last week’s series premiere, notching a 3.0/8 with 13.2 million total viewers. “NCIS: LA”  returned for a new season at 10, dropping off a sharp 37 percent from last season’s premiere with a 1.9/5. “NCIS: LA” had 9.4 million total viewers.

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Fox drew third place in ratings with a 2.3/6 and fourth in total viewers with 6.2 million. At 8, the freshman drama “Gotham” notched a 2.8/8 — down slightly from the 3.2/10 it drew with its series premiere last week — and drew 7.3 million total viewers, versus the 8 million who tuned in for the premiere. “Sleepy Hollow” was down from last week’s season premiere, notching a 1.7/5 with 5.1 million total viewers.

While ABC’s numbers for Monday night are subject to revision due to NFL preemptions, the network currently holds fourth place in ratings with a 2.1/6 and second in total viewers with 12.2 million. “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 slid 14 percent from last week for a 1.9/6 and had 12.7 million total viewers, while the season premier of “Castle” at 10 posted a 2.4/7, up 9 percent from last year’s premiere, and took 11.3 million total viewers.

The CW aired the “iHeart Radio Music Festival ’14,” which was even with last fall’s festival with a 0.3/1 and drew 914,000 total viewers.