One week after returning for a new season and attempting to put the brakes on NBC’s ratings freefall, The Voice (4.6/13) was back with more blind auditions last night. Judge Adam Levine even scooped up a country act from fellow judge Blake Shelton. The two-hour episode of the singing competition series ruled its 8-10 PM time slot Monday, beating ABC and Fox by 119%. However unlike last season’s 12% rise, The Voice did not go up from Week 1 to Week 2 of its new season. In fast nationals, Voice dipped 4% from the final numbers (4.7/12) of March 25’s Season 4 premiere. That number could rise later today in the finals as last week’s show did. The Voice was down 23% from the comparable second Monday of its last spring season, when the show had come off being premiered after the Super Bowl the Sunday before. It was also down a slight 2% from the second Monday of its fall cycle.
Week 2 of the return of Revolution (2.3/6) from an extended break saw the post-apocalyptic series’ ratings power wane. Even with a minute of The Voice slipping over into its 10 PM slot, the J.J. Abrams-produced show was down 12% from last week to hit a series low. NBC won the night in adults 18-49, and ABC was tops in total viewers with 13.103 million.
Head-to-head with The Voice again for the full two hours, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (2.1/6) took a stumble. It was Prom Night 1980s-style on the live show, which was down 13% from last week to tie a series low for a performance episode. Following DWTS at 10 PM was Castle (2.2/6). Celebrating its 100th episode, the series bopped up 5% from last week. The series also hit a viewership season high with 11.76 million watching.
Fox on Monday had new episodes of Bones (2.0/6) and The Following (2.2/6). The former was up 5% from last week in adults 18-49 and the freshman later dipped 4% from its March 25 show. The CW had The Carrie Diaries (0.4/1), which was even with last week, followed by a repeat of Hart Of Dixie (0.2/1). CBS had a full night of encores.
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