9:50am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Blacklist' Returns Steady -- Despite Weakened 'Voice' Lead-In
The Voice took a hit on Monday, falling half a point to tie its lowest Monday showing to date with a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. The Blacklist (2.8 adults) returned from several weeks off dead even, nearly matching its lead-in. NBC took the night in the demo with an average 2.9 rating. The net placed second in total viewers with 11 million.
Dancing With the Stars (2.1 adults) was off two-tenths of a point on ABC, while Castle (1.8 adults) returned steady. ABC won the night in total viewers, with 12.2 million, placing second in the demo with a 2.0 rating.
2 Broke Girls (2.1 adults) shed two-tenths of a point on CBS, while freshman Friends With Better Lives (1.7 adults) was off just a tenth. Mike & Molly (1.9 adults) was also down two-tenths. CBS filled the rest of the schedule with repeats, giving an average 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers.
Both Bones and The Following averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 on Fox. The network also averaged 5.2 million viewers.
Over on The CW, Star-Crossed (0.3 adults) held last week's score, while The Tomorrow People (0.3 adults) shed two-tenths of a point.