“The Blacklist” Overnight Ratings Reach Highest Mark in Weeks

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Update: The overnight data was not misleading. NBC’s “The Blacklist” surged in the ratings this week.

According to Nielsen Fast National data, Monday’s installment delivered an impressive 3.5 adults 18-49 rating with 12.26 million viewers.

While those numbers are likely inflated due to a football pre-emption in New Orleans, the final data will remain ahead of last week’s performance.

Earlier in the night, “The Voice” posted a 3.5 rating with 12.40 million viewers. Its numbers, too, are subject to downward revisions in the day’s final ratings report.

NBC’s “The Blacklist” will have the opportunity to cement itself as a hit next month when it airs without lead-in support from “The Voice.”

For now, however, it is definitely giving its network reason for optimism.

Monday’s edition of “The Blacklist” delivered an impressive 7.3 overnight metered market rating. Up 11% from last week’s 6.6, the number, according to TV Media Insights, represents the show’s best since October 14.

Particularly impressive about this week’s performance was the audience retention rate. While this Monday’s “The Blacklist” drew the same 7.3 metered market rating as the 10/14 edition, it did so out of a “The Voice” episode that garnered a 7.6 rating. The October 14 “The Voice” posted a considerably stronger 8.9.

Fast national data, which includes the first adults 18-49 and total viewership numbers, is due by 11:30AM. As a point of reference, last week’s “The Blacklist” scored a 3.0 A18-49 rating with 10.8 million viewers in that report.