Ratings: CBS’s ‘The Millers’ Return Loses Half of ‘Big Bang Theory’ Lead-In

Will Arnett sitcom drops 33 percent from last fall’s debut

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CBS’s “The Millers” got a decent demo number in its sophomore season return on Monday, but dropped 33 percent from the series debut last fall. It also couldn’t compare to its powerful lead-in, “The Big Bang Theory,” which doubled the demo rating of the Will Arnett sitcom on Monday night.

NBC topped Monday’s primetime in ratings, while ABC had the most viewers. The latter network was preempted by NFL coverage in Pittsburgh, however, which makes its early numbers subject to change. The CW is in the same boat, as it was preempted by the NFL game in Houston.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.0 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in viewers with an average of 10.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 3.3/9 and 11.6 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 10 received a 2.4/7 and 9.4 million viewers.

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CBS was second in ratings with a 2.5/7 and third in viewers with 10.5 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored night-highs of a 4.4/14 and 15.6 million viewers. “The Millers” at 8:30 returned to a 2.2/6 and 9.1 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 9 earned a 2.4/6 and 10.5 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 got a 1.7/5 and 8.6 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 2.0/6 and fourth in viewers with 5.5 million. “Gotham” at 8 received a 2.2/7 and 6 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 had a 1.8/5 and 5 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.9/5 but first in viewers with 11.6 million. At 8, “Dancing With the Stars” got a 2.0/6 and 12.7 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 had a 1.6/5 and 9.3 million viewers.

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Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.1/3 and in total viewers with 2.8 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.6 million. “The Originals” at 8 got a 0.7/2 and 1.5 million viewers. “Jane the Virgin” at 9 had a 0.7/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

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