Ratings: Fox’s ‘The Following’ Premiere Falls From Last Year

NBC tops Monday thanks to “The Voice”

Last Updated: March 3, 2015 @ 9:30 AM

NBC won Monday’s primetime¬†thanks to solid numbers from “The Voice.” For Fox, “The Following” season premiere dropped from a year-ago.

ABC was second in ratings; CBS was second in viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.0 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. scored a 3.8/11 and 14.3 million viewers — both highs on the evening. “Night Shift” at 10 got a 1.4/4 and 6.3 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.9/6 and third in viewers with 6.8 million. “The Bachelor: Women Tell All” at 8 received a 2.4/7 and 8.1 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.8/5 and fourth in viewers with 5.4 million. “Gotham” at 8 had a 2.0/6 and 6.1 million viewers. “The Following” premiere at 9 got a 1.6/4 and 4.8 million viewers. The demo rating for the Kevin Bacon drama was down 20 percent from its first Monday episode last season. Its actual 2014 season premiere was on a Sunday out of the NFC Championship Game,¬†making the debut-over-debut drop more severe but also a somewhat unfair comparison.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.5/5, but second in viewers with 7.8 million. In between repeats, “Mike & Molly” at 8:30 posted a 2.2/6 and 9.5 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 3.1 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 683,000, airing reruns.