NBC came out ahead of its broadcast rivals in Monday prime time, even as its ratings leader "The Voice" remained at a series low, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. Meanwhile, Fox's new "24" event series lost significant ground from its premiere a week ago.
TVbytheNumbers.com reports that "The Voice" matched last week's 3.0 average in viewers 18-49 — a series low for a Monday installment of the show. Leading out from "The Voice," the season finale of "The Blacklist" slipped 4% from last week to a 2.6.
The combination was still easily enough to give NBC another Monday win in the demo, although ABC, on the strength of "Dancing with the Stars," was No. 1 in total viewers.
Fox's "24: Live Another Day" fell off 23% from last week's two-hour premiere, settling for a 2.0 average in 18-49, while "Bones" rose 7% from its most recent original to a 1.6.
ABC's "Dancing" improved 16% on last week's number in the 18-49 demo, registering a 2.2 along with 13.81 total viewers to lead all of broadcast prime in that category. The season finale of "Castle" rose 25% from the show's all-time low of a week ago to notch a 2.0 average.
CBS aired mostly repeats, and its two fresh programs had mixed results. "Friends With Better Lives" fell 6% from last week to an all-time low of 1.5 in viewers 18-49, while "Mike & Molly" surged 18% to a 2.0.
When the dust cleared, NBC had another Monday win for prime time overall with a 2.8 average in adults 18-49, topping ABC (2.1 average), Fox (1.8), CBS (1.3) and Univision (1.1). ABC won total viewers with 12.7 million, ahead of NBC (10.8 million), Fox (6.3 million), CBS (5.2 million) and Univision (2.6 million).