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Ratings: NBC’s ‘Taken’ Nabs Most Viewers for a New Drama Debut Since October

Clearly, TV adaptation has a very particular set of skills (when following ”The Voice“)

NBC’s “Taken” adaptation snatched the most eyeballs for any new drama debut since early October.

Of course, the small-screen version of the Liam Neeson thriller premiered immediately after “The Voice” kicked off its new season, which would prove a boon to even the lamest of shows. That said, “When We Rise” opened after a strong showing from “The Bachelor,” but the new ABC miniseries got off to a weak start on Monday.

With its own combination — and a “Big Bang Theory” repeat on CBS — NBC easily won primetime in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.6 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 11.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. premiered to a 3.1/11 and 13 million viewers. “Taken” at 10 opened with a 1.6/6 and 7.4 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/4 and third in viewers with 4.5 million. “The Bachelor” at 8 earned a 2.4/9 and 7.7 million viewers. “When We Rise” at 9 settled for a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers. A second hour at 10 dipped to a 0.6/2 and 2.6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and second in viewers with 6.6 million. After the rerun, “Man With a Plan” at 8:30 received a 1.2/4 and 6.6 million viewers. At 9, “Superior Donuts” had the same demo/share, but dipped to 6.4 million viewers. At 9:30, “2 Broke Girls” kept the 1.2/4 train rolling, but slid to 5.7 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 10 closed prime with a 1.1/4 and 6.8 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.7 million. At 8, “24 Legacy” landed a 1.0/3 and 4 million viewers. At 9, “APB” garnered a 0.8/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.9 million.

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

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.6 million. “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.7/2 and 2.2 million viewers. At 9, “Jane The Virgin” got a 0.3/1 and 943,000 viewers.

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