9:03am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Steady 'Blacklist' Leads Monday, 'Dancing' and 'The Voice' Dip
Monday's dominant broadcast, The Voice, dropped 7 percent last week in Fast National returns -- losing three-tenths of a point for a 4.2 rating among adults 18-49, its lowest Monday outing this season. That said, the two-hour reality show was heads above the rest of the competition, and 10 p.m. neighbor The Blacklist (3.0 adults) held even with last week to best all of the night's scripted offerings. NBC had a 3.8 adults rating and 12.5 million viewers for the night.
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CBS moved up in the Monday rankings, though the network saw NFL coverage in the Minneapolis affiliate, so ratings are subject to adjustment. How I Met Your Mother (2.9 adults) came in a tenth of a point shy of last week, while 2 Broke Girls (2.6 adults) held even. With an encore lead-in, Mom (2.4 adults) jumped four-tenths of a point. Hostages (1.4 adults) came up by two-tenths. The network pulled a 2.2 rating in the key demo and 7.3 million viewers.
Dancing With the Stars (1.9 adults) lost some steam, shedding two-tenths of a point for a Monday low this season. Castle (1.9 adults), also at a season low, was off by three-tenths. ABC pulled a 1.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 12.3 million viewers.
Bones (2.1 adults) saw a tenth of a point boost in its wedding episode, while Monday partner Sleepy Hollow was an encore. Fox pulled a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers for the night.
The CW also saw NFL interruptions in New York, and preliminary returns have Hart of Dixie (0.6 adults) and Beauty and the Beast (0.6 adults) up a respective two- and three-tenths of a point. The network boasted a 0.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.5 million viewers.