The star coaches of
"The Voice" was back with its original coaching lineup:
Among the advertiser-desired 18-to-49-year-olds, the show earned a 4.9 rating, an increase of 17% from last fall's premiere. Looking at the talent, it appears Matthew Schuler, 20, has earned some early attention with his rendition of Young the Giant's "Cough Syrup." He went with Christina's team.
After that big lead-in, the numbers weren't so great for the debut of NBC's new series, "The Blacklist," the
"Blacklist" was down 7% in the key demographic from last fall's debut of
Keep in mind that last year's "Revolution" premiere aired a week earlier and went up against little competition from the other networks, including a drama rerun on
It's also worth noting that during the airing of "Blacklist," the show's 18-to-49 rating dropped 15%.
Still, the show handily won against its competition in the time slot, beating
NBC was the highest-rated network Monday night, clocking in with average viewership of nearly 14 million and a key demographic rating of 4.6.
But after the exploits of Ted Mosby et al., the numbers dropped off for CBS. The return of
After that, CBS introduced "Mom," a new sitcom with
Closing out prime time for CBS was "Hostages." The new thriller drew a 1.8, about flat with last year's
The season premiere of "Castle" got a 5% bump to a 2.2.
Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" retained a healthy portion of its rating from last week's strong debut, even against much stiffer competition. Its 3.1 rating was down about 11% from last week. No reason for anyone to lose their heads.
[For the record: This post has been updated with additional context about year-to-year comparisons for "The Blacklist."]