2:08pm PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Outdraws 'The Bachelor' Monday
The Voice began its 20th cycle on NBC with healthy ratings, finishing in a dead heat with The Bachelor to lead Monday's adults 18-49 rankings and scoring the biggest total audience of the night by a wide margin. Sci-fi drama Debris also delivered decent numbers for NBC.
The premiere of The Voice averaged a 1.11 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.89 million viewers. Both figures are ahead of the show's fall averages (0.97 and 7.33 million) and fairly close to the fall season's debut (1.2, 8.2 million). Debris scored a 0.59 in the key ad demographic and 4.37 million viewers at 10 p.m., topping the post-Voice average for game show Weakest Link in the fall.
The Bachelor's "Men Tell All" episode edged The Voice in the 18-49 demo with a 1.12 (the .01 difference is equivalent to about 13,000 people) and had 4.69 million viewers; both are season lows.
Fox's 911 was easily the top scripted show Monday with 6.4 million viewers and was steady in adults 18-49 with a 1.05 rating. 911: Lone Star (5.34 million viewers, 0.9 in 18-49) was even in total viewers and ticked up a few hundredths of a point in the demo. At The CW, All American (0.25 in 18-49, 737,000 viewers) matched last week, and Black Lightning (0.13, 413,000) edged up. CBS aired repeats all night.
On cable, Fox News led primetime in total viewers, paced by the 3.32 million for Tucker Carlson Tonight. Per usual, WWE Monday Night Raw on USA had the best 18-49 rating on cable with a 0.58 over its three hours.
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