TV Ratings: Halloween Takes a Bite Out of Monday TV Audiences

'Scorpion' and 'Jane the Virgin' are the only series with much to brag about as drops plague broadcast.
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The broadcast networks got a bit of a spook on Halloween. With TV usage down during the holiday evening, all but a few CBS shows and Jane the Virgin saw ratings drops from the previous Monday.

NBC led the night, and The Voice took the steepest drop of all. With the overall 18-49 TV audience down double digits from the week before, The Voice sank a whopping seven-tenths of a ratings point in the key demo. It averaged a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. Timeless, off by less considerable measure, earned the No. 2 spot to Scorpion in the 10 p.m. hour with a 1.1 rating in the key demo.

CBS was the most steady, week to week, though Kevin Can Wait dropped three-tenths of a point in the key demo. It tied lead-out Man With the Plan, airing its second episode, with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. 2 Broke Girls also earned a 1.5 rating in the key demo, slightly improved alongside The Odd Couple (1.2 adults). Scorpion saw the night's only legitimate growth with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. But preemptions in Minneapolis (ESPN coverage of the Vikings/ Bears game) leave even that subject to downward adjustment.

Dancing With the Stars topped the night among total viewers with 10.3 million, down to a 1.5 rating in the key demo. ABC also aired its All Access Nashville special for a 0.7 rating.

On Fox, the break from the World Series brought dipping episodes of Gotham (0.9 adults) and Lucifer (0.9 adults). Supergirl dropped again on the CW, earning a 0.6 rating in the key demo, while Jane the Virgin earned a 0.4 rating — even with the prior week.

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