NBC won the broadcast ratings battle Monday, the return of The Voice pacing the Peacock to a 2.8 in viewers 18-49, with a 9 share. The Voice did a 3.4, up 15% from its fall season finale.
ABC was runner-up at 2.0/7, then CBS and Fox at 1.4/4. The CW posted a 0.3/1.
NBC’s return of Blindspot was down 5% from its last airing in the fall, at 1.8.
ABC had The Bachelor up 4% at 2.5, then Castle flat at 1.1.
CBS’ Supergirl was down 7% at 1.4 while Scorpion fell 12% at 1.5, then NCIS: Los Angeles was off 8% at 1.2.
On Fox, Gotham rated a 1.5, down a tenth from its last airing, while Lucifer slid 13% to 1.3.
The CW had Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin, both at 0.3. Crazy Ex fell 25% from last week while Jane was flat.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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