TV Ratings: '24' strong in return, 'The Voice' still tops night

By Kyle Johnson,

Jack Bauer was strong in his return to television after a four-year absence, but still couldn't topple The Voice as the top Monday night program in the ratings.

NBC won the night off the back of strong performances from The Voice and The Blacklist. HitFix reports the network took in a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.7 million viewers. The Voice was steady with a 3.0 in the demo and The Blacklist managed a 2.6 rating.

With a 2.5 rating in the demo and 7.98 million viewers, Fox took second. Limited series 24: Live Another Day was fairly even with its last season on TV during its two-hour return with a 2.6 in the demo. The numbers look pretty good today considering how much ratings have tumbled since 24 was last on the air.

ABC appeared to struggle the most up against Bauer as Dancing With the Stars took a dramatic tumble to a 1.8 in the demo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network averaged a 1.8 in the 18-49 demo, but had the night's strongest audience with 11.5 million viewers. Castle also fell on the night to a 1.6 rating.

CBS also saw all its programs lose ground from the previous week, with the network averaging a 1.3 in the advertiser-important demographic and 5.1 million viewers. 2 Broke Girls was down to a 1.9 in the demo and Mike & Molly stumbled to a 1.8 rating. An encore of Mom only drew a 1.2 rating, while freshman comedy Friends With Better Lives also struggled on the night with a 1.6. NCIS: Los Angeles also did poorly with a 0.8 in the demo.

The CW averaged a 0.4 in the demo ad 973,000 viewers. Star-Crossed was steady with a 0.3 rating and The Tomorrow People took in a 0.4 in the demo.



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