TV Ratings: 'Voice' Tops Monday as 'Castle,' 'Dancing' and '2 Broke Girls' All Improve

Michael O'Connell
The Hollywood Reporter

Driven by a steady episode of The Voice and a slightly boosted Blacklist, NBC nabbed another Monday night -- one month into the new fall season. The two-hour battle round of the singing competition came in just a tenth of a point shy of last week's outing, averaging a 4.5 rating with adults 18-49. Blacklist (3.2 adults) was up by the same measure, though affiliate NFL preemptions leave the two's scores subject to change. NBC averaged a 4.0 adults rating and 13 million viewers for the night.

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A steady Bones kicked off Monday on Fox, down just a tenth for a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. Sleepy Hollow (2.6 adults) followed, off two-tenths from last week to give the net a nightly average of a 2.3 adults rating and 7.3 million viewers.

ABC saw boosts throughout its lineup, with Dancing With the Stars (2.1 adults) up a tenth of a point in its two-hour episode, and Castle (2.2 adults) jumping three-tenths. ABC pulled a 2.1 adults rating and 12.2 million viewers.

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How I Met Your Mother, steady with a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49, kicked off CBS' slightly tweaked lineup. It led into 2 Broke Girls' (2.5 adults) new slot, up two-tenths in the move. Mom (1.9 adults) shed two-tenths without an original lead-in, while Hostages (1.2 adults) held last week's score. The net averaged a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 7 million viewers.

Hart of Dixie (0.4 adults) held even on The CW, while Beauty and the Beast (0.3 adults) was off by a tenth. The CW brought in a 0.4 adults rating and 997,000 viewers over the night.