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Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Debut Drops, ‘Night Shift’ Season 2 Premieres OK

”Sleepy Hollow’s“ sophomore season finale is down a full ratings point from final freshman episode

NBC finished first outright on Monday night, probably happy to take the good with the … not as good. “The Voice” returned up 21 percent from its fall finale, though down 15 percent versus last year’s comparable premiere.

Following the big singing competition, “Night Shift” started Season 2 up 36 percent from its summer finale, though down a hair from its series debut. That “Night Shift” series premiere followed a solid “America’s Got Talent” — though that reality show didn’t rate as high as last night’s.

For fourth-place Fox, Part 2 of the “Sleepy Hollow” season finale was flat with last week, getting a 1.4 in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic. That said, the episode was down a full ratings point from Season 1’s 2.4 finale. The show has been running down for its entire sophomore season.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.1 rating/9 share in the key demo and in total viewers with an average of 10.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned night-highs of a 4.0/11 (though that marks a premiere low) and 13.6 million viewers. “Night Shift” at 10 got a 1.5/4 and 5.5 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 2.3/7 and third in viewers with 8.5 million. “The Bachelor” at 8 had a 2.6/7 and 8.9 million viewers. “Castle” at 10 received a 1.7/5 and 7.7 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.9/5 and second in viewers with 8.5 million. At 8, “2 Broke Girls” had a 2.1/7 and 8.5 million viewers. “Mike & Molly” at 8:30 posted a 2.0/6 and 8.8 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 9 received a 2.1/6 and 10.5 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 got a 1.6/5 and 9.6 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.8/5 and in viewers with 5.4 million. “Gotham” at 8 received a 2.2/7 and 6.5 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” followed with a 1.4/4 and 4.4 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 3.2 million.

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

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million. The World Dog Awards at 8 was the only show on the network’s schedule.

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