8:26am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'The Voice' and 'Blindspot' Make Steady Returns, 'Bachelor' Clings to Season High
NBC returned to No. 1 status Monday with the latest cycle of The Voice. At the start of the series' 10th run, it was virtually tied with its premiere performance in the fall.
The Voice averaged a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 13.2 million viewers between 8 and 10 p.m. In the key demo, that's off only a tenth of a point from its season-nine opener — something it could very well recover in final adjustments later Tuesday. It's worth noting that The Voice was still down from its most recent spring cycle, in 2015, by 17 percent. As for Blindspot: NBC's promising new drama returned in line with its fall finale. The show won the 10 p.m. hour with a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49.
The Bachelor was unfazed by the increased competition. ABC pulled a steady 2.5 rating among adults 18-49, matching its season high. Castle (1.1 adults) also held at 10 p.m.
With Gotham back on the schedule, Fox's drama brought a steady 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 to narrowly top CBS' Supergirl (1.4 adults) with younger viewers. Lucifer took a hit without its X-Files lead-in, dropping two-tenths of a point to a 1.3 rating in the key demo. As for the rest of CBS' lineup, Scorpion (1.5 adults) took a two-tenths of a point hit against the more crowded schedule. NCIS: Los Angeles (1.2 adults) held steady.
Both Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin were steady on the CW with a shared 0.3 rating among adults 18-49.