It was the beginning of Week 2 of the battle rounds on The Voice (4.8/13) last night. With the teams taking shape, a last-minute steal by judge Usher brought one contestant’s ambitions back to life. However, despite that drama, the two-hour show slipped 8% from the year-high of last week’s show. Even though The Voice stumbled on the week-to-week growth it has seen since its season debut, the singing competition series was Monday’s highest-rated and most-watched show with 13.90 million viewers. After The Voice, Revolution (2.2/6) was back. Pre-empted last week due to NBC News’ coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, the post-apocalyptic drama was even with its last original April 8 to tie a series low. NBC won the night in adults 18-49, but ABC took the top viewership spot with 12.959 million.
Fox’s Bones (1.9/6) started the network’s primetime as usual on Monday. The long running series was even with its performance on April 15. The Following (2.4/6) followed and put a bit of jolt in Fox’s step. Last week had seen a slight drop for the Kevin Bacon starrer but last night The Following was not only up 14% but bested NBC’s Revolution for the first time to be the top rated drama of the night.
Over on ABC, the eight remaining duos of Dancing With The Stars (2.1/6) strutted their stuff to the tunes of Stevie Wonder. With the man himself in attendance, the two-hour live show saw one couple nail a near perfect score. It also saw DWTS dip 5% from last week to match its lowest performance show result ever over its 16-season run. With 13.58 million viewers, last night’s DWTS was the second most watched show of the night after its direct rival The Voice. Like last week, Castle (2.2/6) was up where DWTS was down. Building on its lead-in, the crime drama was up 10% among Adults 18-49 and up 15% in viewership to 11.71 million from last week’s show to hit its second most watched show of the season. CBS was all repeats on Monday except for a new Rules of Engagement (1.4/5). The sitcom cratered 29% from last week’s season low to hit a seven season series low. The CW had a new Oh Sit! (0.3/1) and original 90210 (0.3/1). The former was down a tenth and the latter was up a tenth from last week’s shows.
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