Monday ratings for Fox's counter-terrorism super-spy series reboot "24: Live Another Day" fell predictably from last week's premiere, while NBC again won the night in the key young adults demo with "The Voice" and "The Blacklist."
"24" averaged 6.44 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 2.0 in the 18-to-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In 18-49, it was down 23% from last week's heavily promoted two-hour opener and tied the season finale of ABC's "Castle" as the No. 4 network show for the night.
Adding in a 1.7 rating from "Bones," Fox averaged a 1.8 for a third-place finish in 18-49 among the Big Four networks Monday night. In 18-49, a ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers.
NBC took an easy Monday victory in the advertiser-coveted demographic. "The Voice" earned a 3.0, equaling last week and the highest number of the night, while the first season finale of "The Blacklist" drew a 2.6, down slightly from the penultimate episode. NBC averaged a 2.8 in 18-49. In total viewership, NBC came in second with 10.8 million people watching.
ABC was second in the demo (2.1) and first in overall viewers (12.7 million) with help from the night's biggest draw "Dancing With the Stars" (2.2 and 13.8 million). "Castle's" Season 6 wedding finale was up 25% in the demo from last week and roughly in line with last year's closer.
Following a rerun of "2 Broke Girls," "Friends With Better Lives" was slightly off from last week at a 1.5 in 18-49, but "Mike & Molly" surged 18% to a 2.0.
On the CW, the last episode of the canceled series "Star-Crossed" drew 1.17 million viewers overall and a 0.4 in 18-49, up 33% from last week.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times