According to early numbers from Nielsen, the show drew 12.26 million viewers overall and a rating of 3.5 among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, the demographic most desired by advertisers. The demo number is the best rating for "Blacklist" since its premiere and ties NBC's
With only six contestants remaining and CeeLo Green's singers out for the season, "The Voice" increased its 18-49 rating by 3% to a 3.5. It had a slight edge over "Blacklist" in total viewers (12.35 million) as the night's most-watched telecast. NBC topped the other networks in both measures, though its numbers may be off because of an NFL preemption.
CBS' comedy block had increases in total viewership, with
"Almost Human" was bested by
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