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UPDATE: In updated national estimates from Nielsen released Tuesday afternoon, ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 13.09 million viewers overall) and “Countdown to the CMA Awards” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 7.37 million viewers overall) each came down a tenth. The reality show matched its season high in the demo.

CW’s “The Originals” lost a tenth (0.5/1 in 18-49, 1.09 million viewers overall), and “Jane the Virgin” shed two tenths (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.01 million viewers overall) to match its score of last week.

NBC’s “The Voice” edged up (3.5/10 in 18-49, 12.06 million viewers overall) to avoid matching its season low. There were no demo adjustments at CBS or Fox.

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” was the night’s top show in demos (4.3/12 in 18-49, 12.36 million viewers overall), but this was the show’s lowest demo score of the season — and third lowest of the last two seasons.


NBC remained the top broadcaster on Mondays, winning last night in key demos even though both “The Voice” and “The Blacklist” were at the low ends of their range. The first Monday in November also saw improved numbers for Fox’s “Gotham” — which overtook CBS’ “Scorpion” and tied with “The Blacklist” as the night’s top drama in young adults — but depressed results for CBS’ opening hour of comedy.

ESPN was expected to win the night with “Monday Night Football,” even though its 8.5 overnight household repped a season low during the television season. The Indianapolis Colts’ 40-24 victory over the New York Giants was poised for strong ratings (hitting a 12.4 for the 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET half-hour), but lost viewers as the visiting Colts took control of the game in the second quarter and blew it open in the third.

At NBC, “The Voice” (3.4/10 in 18-49, 11.9 million viewers overall) was down week to week and matched its season low (though it figures to rise in the nationals), beating its broadcast competition in 18-49 in all four half-hours. “The Blacklist” (2.4/7 in 18-49, 9.2 million viewers overall) was down a tick to match its season low but dominated CBS and ABC in 18-49.

While “The Voice” was near its year-ago score (3.6), “Blacklist” was down half a point (from 2.9).

Elsewhere, Fox’s “Gotham” (2.4/7 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall) continues to perform well leading off the night, up 0.2 from last week to match a four-week high; after starting at a big 3.3 and 2.8 for its first two episodes, the Batman prequel has been trending down slightly (2.5, 2.4, 2.3, 2.2), so the 2.4 marks its first week-over-week gain in the same-night numbers. It was followed by “Sleepy Hollow” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall), which was down a tenth to its low (though it looks like it could pick up that tenth in the nationals to match last week).

At CBS, the second week of Monday without “The Big Bang Theory” saw lower scores for the night’s opening-hour comedies “2 Broke Girls” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall) and “The Millers” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall), down 0.2 and 0.1, respectively. The former continues to perform pretty well —  a bit above other 8 p.m. half-hours like ABC’s “The Middle” and Fox’s “The Simpsons” (in weeks without a football lead-in) — but the latter fell to fourth place among the Big Four in 18-49. And as a block, it’s down considerably from last year when it was “How I Met Your Mother” (3.4 in the demo) leading into “2 Broke Girls” (2.6).

The lower performance at 8:30 p.m. made things more difficult for 9 p.m. drama “Scorpion” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 10.3 million viewers overall), down a tick to its low for the second straight week. Also down a tenth to its low was “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 (1.5/5 in 18-49, 9.1 million viewers overall), as it was unable to take advantage of lesser drama competition in the hour (ABC’s “Castle” was pre-empted) — though it certainly improved the time period vs. a year ago (1.5 vs. 1.1 for “Hostages”).

Ratings for ABC are likely to be revised down a bit due to a preemption for football in Indianapolis, but the prelims show “Dancing With the Stars” on the high side (2.1/6 in 18-49, 13.2 million viewers overall); it figures to be on par with the last few weeks in the nationals. And at 10 p.m., the special “Countdown to the CMA Awards” did a 1.3/4 in 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers overall, down 0.3 from last week’s “Castle” but well above last year’s pre-“CMA” special held on a Tuesday (0.7 in 18-49, 3.4 million).

CW aired the NFL game on its station in New York, so “The Originals” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall) and “Jane the Virgin” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall) figure to be revised down.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 3.1/9; CBS and Fox, 1.9/6; ABC, 1.8/5; Univision, 1.1/3; CW, 0.6/2; Telemundo, 0.5/1.

In total viewers: ABC, 11.4 million; NBC, 11.0 million; CBS, 8.9 million; Fox, 5.5 million; Univision, 2.7 million; CW, 1.4 million; Telemundo, 1.3 million.