TV ratings: NBC wins with ‘The Voice’ and ‘Blacklist’

James Spader and Megan Boone in “Blacklist.”
(Will Hart / NBC)

NBC continues to get strong ratings Monday nights with “The Voice” and “The Blacklist." 

“The Voice” had its last round of blind auditions Monday and won the night with 14.3 million viewers and a rating of 4.5 in the key 18-to-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen. The demo rating was down about 4% from last week.

With all the judges’ teams complete, the show moves to the first round of battles next week, after a recap of the blind auditions Tuesday.

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Following the big “Voice” lead-in, “The Blacklist” was also strong. The FBI drama starring James Spader brought in an audience of 11.3 million and an 18-to-49 demo rating of 3.2, down just 3% from last week.

The new series has been picking up a lot of ground from delayed viewing via digital video recorders and video on demand. Last week’s episode increased its total viewership by about 45% in the three days after the original telecast.  

NBC was the highest-rated network of the night with a 4.1. One rating point equals about 1.3 million viewers. 

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“Sleepy Hollow,” Fox’s new hit drama about a Revolutionary War hero who wakes up in modern upstate New York, fell 10% to a 2.7 in the key demo. The quirky Ichabod Crane series has also been getting a big lift from people watching the episodes after they air.

In the hour before “Sleepy Hollow,” “Bones” scored a 2.0, down 9% from last week. 

ABC’s numbers are likely subject to change because of football broadcasts in Atlanta. Going of the preliminary figures, ABC was the second most-watched network, thanks in part to “Dancing With the Stars,” which drew more than 13 million people. Its demo rating increased slightly from last week, while “Castle” dropped 9% to a 2.0.

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All of CBS’ shows were down Monday. The network led off its Monday comedy lineup with “How I Met Your Mother,” now in its ninth and final season. Its 2.9 rating was down 6% from last week, and the episode got 7.38 million viewers. “We Are Men,” about a young guy who moves in with a group of older men, fell 10% from last week’s premiere to a 1.8, followed by “Two Broke Girls” and “Mom,” which both fell single digits. 

“Hostages,” a thriller starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, slid 20% to a 1.2 and drew 5.14 million viewers. 


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