blacklist-ratings-apr-21-14.JPGFast National ratings for Monday, April 21, 2014

NBC stayed on top of the adults 18-49 demographic Monday night, despite “The Voice’s” numbers dropping with its first live show of the spring. “The Blacklist,” however, was even with its most recent original episode.

Also Monday, “Dancing With the Stars” was down a little bit for ABC in adults 18-49 but still grabbed the night’s total-viewer lead. CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” and “Friends With Better Lives” each dropped slightly. “Star-Crossed” grew significantly in viewers from last week’s low but was flat in adults 18-49. “Bones” and “The Following” held steady for FOX.

ABC delivered 12.2 million viewers and an 8.0 rating/13 share in households for the night. NBC (11.1 million, 6.7/11) came in second. CBS (5.9 million, 3.8/6) took third, beating out FOX’s 5.2 million viewers and 3.3/5. The CW (1.1 million, 0.8/1) trailed.

NBC scored a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49 to win the demographic title. ABC finished second with a 2.0, followed by CBS, 1.6, and FOX, 1.4. The CW was well off the pace with a 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (12.6 million viewers, 8.3/13 households)
NBC: “The Voice” (10.4 million, 6.4/10)
CBS: “2 Broke Girls” (7 million, 4.5/7)/”Friends With Better Lives” (5.4 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: “Bones” (5.9 million, 3.7/6)
The CW: “Star-Crossed” (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (2.7)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (14.4 million, 9.2/14)
NBC: “The Voice” (11.6 million, 6.9/11)
CBS: “Mike & Molly” (7.3 million, 4.5/7)/”The Big Bang Theory” rerun (6.8 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: “The Following” (4.5 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: “The Tomorrow People” (1.1 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.1)

10 p.m.

NBC: “The Blacklist” (11.2 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: “Castle” (9.6 million, 6.3/10)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: “The Blacklist” (2.8)

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