Ratings: ‘Voice,’ ‘Blacklist’ Win Fifth Straight, ‘Hostages’ Ticks Up

The wedding episode of “Bones” up 5 percent increase in key demo

NBC is still singing the same song, as steady performances from “The Voice” and “The Blacklist” handed the network its fifth straight Monday win.

The network was first in ratings with a 3.8 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 12.5 million, according to preliminary numbers.

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At 8 p.m., “The Voice” earned a 4.2/11 and 13.4 million viewers — good enough to make it the highest-rated and most-watched show of the night. “The Blacklist” at 10 received a 3.0/8 and 10.6 million.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.2/6 and third in total viewers with 7.3 million. At 8, “How I Met Your Mother” earned a 2.9/9 and 7.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “2 Broke Girls” got a 2.6/7 and 8.1 million. A rerun followed.  At 9:30, “Mom” received a 2.4/6 — a 20 percent bump from last week — and 7.8 million viewers. “Hostages” at 10 had a 1.4/4 — a 17 percent increase from last week — and 5.8 million viewers.

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Due to local market NFL exemptions, ratings for CBS and The CW may be inflated.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.9/5 and second in total viewers with 12.3 million. “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 earned a 1.9/5 and 13.1 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 matched its season low, with a 1.9/5 as well, and 10.6 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.6/4 and in total viewers with 5.4 million. “Bones” earned a 2.1/6 and 7.5 million viewers.

Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and in viewers with 3.4 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers 1.6 million. “Hart of Dixie” at 8 earned a 0.6/2 and 1.4 million viewers. At 9, “Beauty and the Beast” received a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in total viewers with 1.2 million.