The all-important start of week two of the season gave NBC something to cheer about. It registered another strong performance on Monday from "The Voice" and steady numbers for its new
NBC posted a Nielsen preliminary 4.0 rating/10 share among 18-49 viewers, the same as a week ago. CBS slipped one-tenth of a rating point to a 2.6/7. ABC gave up the most, losing six-tenths of a rating point to 2.0/5. Fox improved one-tenth, staying virtually the same at a 1.6/4; Univision was equal to its results of a week ago with a 1.5/4. CW rose to a 0.7/2 from a 0.2/1.
NBC's "The Voice" was steady as the night's leading show, at 4.5/11, with "Revolution" down a bit to a 3.2 rating/8 share. The 10 p.m. drama earned a 3.4 the previous week.
CBS' returning comedies were steady: "How I Met Your Mother" at a 3.2/9; "2 Broke Girls" at 3.4/8; and "Mike & Molly" with a 2.9/7. But new comedy "Partners," which airs at 8:30
p.m., was down 13% to a 2.1/5. Later that night, CBS' returning drama "Hawaii Five-0" still struggled a bit at a 1.9/5 -- although it was up from a week ago.
ABC took it harder. "Dancing with the Stars" now sits at a 2.0/5, off a big 20% from a 2.5 the week before. It's 10 p.m. drama, "Castle" also slipped a bit to a 1.9/5.
Fox's "Bones" took in a 2.1/6, while its new show "The Mob Doctor" may be the first cancelled, down almost 25% to an emergency-like 1.0/2.
The CW made up some ground with its "IHeartRadio Music Festival" this week, picking up a 0.7/2 adults 18-49 rating, and 1.7 million viewers overall.