Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Bests ‘Dancing With the Stars’ in Key Demographic

But ABC’s ballroom competition series lifts network to win in total viewers

“The Voice” and “Dancing with the Stars” each took first place in two respective ratings measurements on Monday night.

NBC’s “The Voice” was first in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, averaging a 2.4 rating over two hours. “Dancing” managed a 1.8 over the same time period.

However, ABC’s ballroom competition series finished the night first in total viewers with 11.6 million, compared to “The Voice’s” 10.3 million.

ABC finished the night first in total viewers with an average of 10 million but second in the key demo with a 1.5 rating. “Dancing with the Stars” aired from 8 p.m.-10. “Castle” followed at 9 with 6.9 million viewers and a 1.2 rating.

NBC finished second in total viewers with 8.8 million for the night and first in the demo with a 2.1 rating. “The Voice” aired from 8-10, with “Blindspot” airing at 10. The freshman drama nabbed 5.7 million viewers and a 1.4 rating.

CBS finished third with 5.9 million viewers and a 1.1 rating, airing only repeats.

Fox finished fourth in total viewers with just under 2 million but tied for fifth in the demo with a 0.6 rating, airing only repeats.

Univision finished fifth in total viewers with 1.8 million but sixth in the key demo with a 0.7 rating.

Telemundo finished sixth in total viewers with 1.4 million but tied for fifth in the key demo with a 0.6.

The CW finished seventh with 616,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating. “Jane the Virgin” was the only show to air a new episode on the network at 9, scoring only 471,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating.