voice-may-12-14-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Monday, May 12, 2014

NBC swept all three hours of primetime in the 18-49 demographic Monday night, with “The Voice” improving a little on last week’s numbers and the season finale of “The Blacklist,” while down slightly, holding the lead at 10 o’clock.

Also Monday, “Dancing With the Stars” and “Castle” were both up week to week as ABC scored a total-viewer victory. “24: Live Another Day” dropped off from its premiere on FOX but still pulled in decent numbers.

ABC averaged 12.7 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/13 share in households for the night, topping NBC’s 10.8 million and 6.7/11. FOX (6.35 million, 4.0/6) came in third. CBS (5.2 million, 3.4/5) finished fourth, and The CW (1.1 million, 0.7/1) brought up the rear.

NBC scored a 2.8 among adults 18-49 to lead the demographic, beating out ABC’s 2.1. FOX scored a 1.8 to take third, followed by CBS, 1.3, and The CW, 0.4.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (13.4 million viewers, 8.6/14 households)
NBC: “The Voice” (10.7 million, 6.7/11)
FOX: “Bones” (6.3 million, 4.0/6)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” rerun (5.1 million, 3.3/6)/”Friends With Better Live” (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: “Star-Crossed” finale (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (2.9)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (14.2 million, 9.1/14)
NBC: “The Voice” (11.2 million, 6.9/10)
FOX: “24: Live Another Day” (6.4 million, 4.0/6)
CBS: “Mike & Molly” (7 million, 4.4/7)/”Two and a Half Men” rerun (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: “The Originals” rerun (947,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.1)

10 p.m.

NBC: “The Blacklist” season finale (10.5 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: “Castle” season finale (01.4 million, 6.7/11)
CBS: “NCIS” rerun (4.7 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: “The Blacklist” (2.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter