9:29am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Blacklist' Still Strong Without 'The Voice,' 'Intelligence' Falls in Monday Debut
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.
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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.