Update: Thanks to a strong, relatively-steady performance, NBC’s hit new drama “The Blacklist” easily claimed victory in the 10PM hour.
The James Spader vehicle delivered a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating with 11.3 million viewers. Down only 0.1 from last week’s final number (which removed the Monday Night Football inflation), “The Blacklist” justified its full season pickup.
Earlier in the night, “The Voice” posted a 4.5 with 14.3 million viewers.
CBS’ night was far rougher.
“How I Met Your Mother,” its strongest Monday series, dipped to a modest 2.9 adults 18-49 rating with 7.4 million viewers. “We Are Men” fell from its disappointing premiere numbers to a mere 1.8 with 5.4 million, while “2 Broke Girls,” the show CBS hoped would be a major 9PM anchor, sank to a troubling 2.2 with just 7.2 million viewers.
Heavily-hyped new 9:30PM entry “Mom” could only muster a 2.0 with 6.7 million, while disastrous limited series “Hostages” was only good for a 1.2 and 5.1 million.
NBC executives can breathe a sigh of relief Tuesday. Ratings for “The Blacklist,” which the network picked up for a full season last week, again look strong.
According to TV Media Insights, Monday’s episode, the show’s third, delivered a 7.3 overnight metered market rating. Down a mere 5% from the prior week’s number, the show again attracted a large audience and will certainly win its timeslot in adults 18-49.
Whether the James Spader vehicle can hold up for the entirety of the season remains to be seen, but as of right now, it is succeeding in its post-”The Voice” timeslot.
“The Voice” delivered a strong 8.9 rating from 8-10PM.
While NBC’s Mondays continue to impress, CBS continues to show vulnerability on the night it once dominated. “How I Met Your Mother” was solid with a 5.7 rating, but newcomer “We Are Men” fell 15% from its already-disappointing premiere to a soft 3.9. “2 Broke Girls” and “Mom” followed with 5.1 and 4.9, respectively, while dead-on-arrival “Hostages” could only muster a 3.8 at 10PM.