NBC rolls again on Monday

UPDATE: NBC was the broadcast leader in key demos in all six half-hours Monday as “The Voice” and “Revolution” paced another victory. It was a weak start, meanwhile, for the CW’s veteran dramas “90210” and “Gossip Girl.”

According to same-night national estimates from Nielsen, “The Voice” kicked off its battles round by drawing its best demo score since mid-March (4.8/12 in 18-49, 12.89 million viewers overall) and standing as easily the night’s No. 1 entertainment series in 18-49 and 25-54 (5.5/12).

And for a fourth straight week, rookie drama “Revolution” (3.0/8 in 18-49, 8.01 million viewers overall) was the broadcast leader in demos, though it dipped a bit more and the gap closed some with ABC’s “Castle.”

ESPN won the night in 18-49 with its telecast of “Monday Night Football” between the Houston Texans and New York Jets (5.8/15 in 18-49, 14.05 million viewers overall). Also taking away viewers was TBS’ baseball playoff game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.22m).

Elsewhere, CBS was runner-up among the broadcasters, though a preemption in Houston for Texans football action resulted in lower national clearance. “How I Met Your Mother” (3.1/9 in 18-49, 7.82m), “Partners” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 5.71m), “2 Broke Girls” (3.4/8 in 18-49, 9.42m), “Mike & Molly” (2.8/7 in 18-49, 8.67m) and “Hawaii Five-0” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 8.39 million viewers overall) all were down a tick or two week to week.

ABC saw improved scores for both “Dancing With the Stars” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 13.55m) and “Castle” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 10.61m), with the former up slightly in the demo and gaining more than 1 million total viewers and the latter posting its best demo score in three airings this season.

Fox’s “Bones” (2.0/5 in 18-49, 7.20m) and “The Mob Doctor” (0.9/2 in 18-49, 3.36m) both edged down.

At CW, “90210” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 0.94m) and “Gossip Girl” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 0.78m) returned weakly. In the net’s target demo of adults 18-34, “90210” did a 0.5/2 and “Gossip Girl” a 0.6/2 — both down more than 30% year to year.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 4.2/11; CBS, 2.8/7; ABC, 2.2/5; Univision, 1.6/4; Fox, 1.4/4; CW, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: ABC, 12.4 million; NBC, 11.1 million; CBS, 8.7 million; Fox, 5.3 million; Univision, 3.8 million; CW, 0.9 million.

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