UPDATE, 1:53 PM: The Season 4 premiere of The Voice last night was a little louder than first reported. NBC’s singing competition series saw its ratings results rise in final numbers, up to a 4.8/13 from this morning’s 4.7/12. The premiere is now up 14% over the Season 3 premiere in September; earlier today it was up 12%. The Voice also grew in viewership season-over-season, rising from 13.36 million to 13.6 million. Back from a multi-month hiatus, Revolution slipped a tenth in final numbers from the 2.7/7 it had in fast nationals to 2.6/7. Airing in the same 8 PM to 10 PM slot as Voice, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars was up slightly in the final numbers to 2.4/6 from 2.3/6 earlier today.

PREVIOUSLY, 8:20 AM: The night the struggling NBC has been waiting for all year came Monday with the Season 4 premiere of The Voice (4.7/12) and the return of Revolution (2.7/7). With new judges Shakira and Usher joining veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, Monday’s two-hour Blind Auditions debut was up 12% in fast nationals from last fall’s Season 3 premiere on September 10. With 13.36 million viewers, The Voice was the second most watched show of the night after the 14.08 million who saw Dancing With The StarsMonday’s Season 4 debut was obviously down sharply from The Voice’s Super Bowl fueled February 5, 2012 Season 2 premiere when the show debuted right after the big game that Sunday with a 16.3 rating. Last night’s Voice was down 30% from the series’ regular time slot debut on February 6, 2012, where it got a 6.7 rating. The Voice returns for more blind auditions tonight in a one-hour episode starting at 8 PM. Off the air since late November, the power literally and figuratively came on at Revolution last night after The Voice. Airing at 10 PM, the J.J. Abrams-produced post-apocalyptic series was down just 7% from its November 26, 2012 show, the last before it went off the air, and down 34% from its September 17 series premiere. Revolution was the top drama of the night. NBC won the night among Adults 18-49 but ABC took the top spot in overall viewers with 12.947 million watching. 

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In other TV Monday night, the face-off with The Voice season premiere saw the second week of the 16th season of Dancing With The Stars (2.3/6) fall 28% from its March 18 show. Following DWTS, Castle (2.1/6) dipped 5% from last week’s show. CBS flexed a full night of primetime muscle Monday starting with How I Met Your Mother (2.7/8) and Rules of Engagement (2.1/6). The two shows dipped 10% and 9% from last week to hit season lows. 2 Broke Girls (2.9/7) was up 4% from its March 17 show while Mike & Molly (2.6/6) rose 8%. CBS’s night ended with Hawaii Five-O (2.0/5). Head-to-head with the return of Revolution, the island-based series slipped 5% from its March 17 show. Fox had new episodes of Bones (1.9/5) and The Following (2.3/6). The former was down 10% while the latter dipped 8% from last week. Like last week, the CW had an original The Carrie Diaries (0.4/1), which was flat with last week. That was followed by an encore of Hart of Dixie (0.1/0)

Jay
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1 year
That's because Revolution's fans don't watch Castle or the other one.
A. M.
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1 year
Great CASTLE epi, loved to see a butched-up Kevin Ryan. THE FOLLOWING is so much fun to...
Jed
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1 year
Watch ION come up and take over 6th place from the CW real soon or maybe 5th...