TV Ratings: 'The Voice' premieres strong, 'Blacklist' returns up

By Kyle Johnson,

Despite the Sochi Olympics finishing up on Sunday, NBC managed to continue its run atop the ratings at least for another night thanks to the strong spring debut of The Voice.

For Monday night, the peacock network averaged 14.25 million viewers and a 4.2 in the 18-49 demographic, reports HitFix. Singing competition The Voice returned for season six with a strong 4.7 in the demo, which is on par with its last premiere. The Blacklist then returned up, thanks to its lead-in, and snagged a 3.1 demo rating.

In a distant second, ABC averaged 8.34 million viewers and a 2.2 in the demo. The Bachelor rose slightly without the Olympics as competition and averaged a 2.4 rating in the demo, while Castle remained even against its last new episode with a 1.7 rating.

Returning with all new episodes, CBS came in third with a 2.1 in the 18-49 demo and 7.2 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. How I Met Your Mother was slightly down, to a 3.6 in the demo and 2 Broke Girls similarly fell to a 2.5. Mike & Molly and Mom also slipped in their return, down to a 2.1 and 1.9 in the demo, respectively. Intelligence remained low with a 1.2 demo rating.

Fox had a weak night with a 1.6 in the demo and 5.1 million viewers. Almost Human stayed even with a 1.6, while The Following slipped to tie with its lead-in.

The CW averaged a 0.3 in the demo and 844,000 viewers. Star-Crossed actually slipped slightly from its low premiere last week to a 0.3 and Beauty and the Beast aired a repeat, which averaged a 0.2 in the demo.

image courtesy of NBC

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