TV Ratings: 'Blacklist' Still Strong Without 'The Voice,' 'Intelligence' Falls in Monday Debut
NBC gets some good news at 10 p.m., while boosted CBS comedies don't help its new drama, and the Big Four share a victory in adults 18-49.
With originals across the board on Monday night, the Big Four shared a victory among adults 18-49 -- with all four averaging a 2.1 rating for primetime in Fast National returns.
ABC topped the night in total viewers with 8.2 million for the night. The two-hour episode of The Bachelor (2.2 adults) was down half of a point from last week's premiere, but it led into a boosted episode of Castle (1.9 adults). The drama was up two-tenths of a point at 10 p.m.
The 10 p.m. hour was not as kind to Intelligence (1.1 adults). CBS' new drama, which saw a strong 2.4 rating for its Tuesday debut last week, sank more than 50 percent in its new time slot. CBS fared better with its comedy block. How I Met Your Mother (3.0 adults) and 2 Broke Girls (2.7 adults) were up a respective three- and four-tenths of a point. Mike & Molly (2.4 adults) and Mom (2.1 adults) were both up by two-tenths. CBS took 7.98 million viewers for the night.
NBC topped at 10 p.m. with The Blacklist (2.5 adults). Airing its first episode without a lead-in from The Voice, the freshman drama was down at a season low, but the seven-tenths drop from its last original could have been far worse. American Ninja Warrior (1.9 adults) offered a two-hour lead-in up a tenth from its last special. NBC averaged 6.8 million viewers for the night.
On Fox, Almost Human (2.0 adults) improved two-tenths of a point, while a returned Sleepy Hollow (2.2 adults) held steady with its last episode in December. Fox averaged 6.6 million viewers.
With a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.05 million viewers for the night, The CW saw Hart of Dixie (0.5 adults) up a tenth of a point and Beauty and the Beast (0.3 adults) hold even.