'Voice,' 'Blacklist' Lift NBC Monday Win;

On a Monday that saw Fox’s “24: Live Another Day” take a tumble in its second week, NBC prevailed in key demos behind “The Voice” and “The Blacklist,” the latter of which wrapped its first season by winning the night’s final hour. ABC was on the rise with “Dancing With the Stars” and the season finale of “Dancing With the Stars.”

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Voice” (3.0/9 in 18-49, 10.9 million viewers overall) held steady week to week, remaining the night’s No. 1 program in both 18-49 and 25-54 (3.8/10). It was followed by “The Blacklist” (2.6/7 in 18-49, 10.5 million viewers overall), which was down a tick from last week but was the night’s No. 1 scripted program.

Fox’s “24: Live Another Day” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall) was down about 20% from its good return of last week, building by 25% on its “Bones” lead-in (1.6/5 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall).

At ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 13.8 million viewers overall) bounced back from its low score of last week, rising 16% (0.3) and placing second to “The Voice” in demos while standing as easily Monday’s most-watched program overall.

CBS opened  with a repeat “2 Broke Girls” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall), followed by original episodes of “Friends With Better Lives” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) and “Mike & Molly” (2.0/5 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall); despite the encore lead-in, “Friends” was down just a tick from last week, and “Mike & Molly” rose 18% (0.3). The Eye closed with special repeats of “Two and a Half Men” (1.3/3 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) and “NCIS” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall).

CW aired the series finale of “Star-Crossed” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.2 million viewers overall) and a special repeat of “The Originals” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.9 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.8/8; ABC, 2.1/6; Fox, 1.8/5; CBS, 1.3/4; Univision, 1.1/3; Telemundo, 0.5/1; CW, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: ABC, 12.7 million; NBC, 10.8 million; Fox, 6.3 million; CBS, 5.2 million; Univision, 2.6 million; Telemundo, 1.2 million.

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