NBC Rolls to Monday Win as ‘The Voice’ Rises

Oct 28, 2014  •  Post A Comment

NBC chalked up a prime-time ratings win Monday night, as both “The Voice” and “The Blacklist” improved on last week’s numbers, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the two-hour “The Voice” was up 6% from a week ago with a 3.6 average rating in 18-49 to finish well ahead of the pack as the top show on broadcast prime. The No. 2 show was NBC’s “The Blacklist” with a 2.6 average, up 8%.

ABC and CBS tied for second place in the 18-49 demo, but ABC clawed its way to No. 1 on the night in total viewers. The report notes that ABC carried “Monday Night Football” in the Dallas market, meaning its numbers may be slightly inflated.

ABC’s two-hour “Dancing with the Stars” scored a preliminary 2.1 average in viewers 18-49, up 5% from a week ago, while “Castle” delivered a 1.9, up 27%.

CBS’s season premiere of “2 Broke Girls” was its highest-rated show with a 2.4 average in 18-49, 14% below the season premiere a year ago. “The Millers” hit a series low, slipping 14% from last week’s premiere to a 1.8 average.

The CBS dramas were also down, as “Scorpion” fell 8% from last week to a 2.2 average in 18-49 and “NCIS: Los Angeles” fell 6% to a 1.6, equaling its all-time low.

Fox was just a tick off the pace set by CBS and ABC, as “Gotham” dipped 4% to a 2.2 average in the 18-49 demo while “Sleepy Hollow” was off 11% with a 1.6.

For prime time overall, NBC led the way in the 18-49 demo with a 3.3 average, followed by ABC and CBS (both with 2.0 averages), Fox (1.9), Univision (1.2) and CW (0.5). ABC topped the list in total viewers with 12.0 million, finishing ahead of NBC (11.3 million), CBS (8.9 million), Fox (5.3 million), Univision (2.9 million) and CW (1.2 million).

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