Awards season is over, for now, and The X-Files is gone, for now likely, but primetime was full of returning faces last night with the Season 10 debut of The Voice (3.4/11) and the end of the winter break for Blindspot (1.8/6) and Gotham (1.5/5)

Gotham Fox Feb 29Dipping just 6% among adults 18-49 from its November 30 fall finale, Fox’s Batman backstory series was pretty much in line with its Season 2 average. It’s worth noting that for its first season, Gotham came back far faster and higher with a 2.5/8 result on January 5 last year – with an obviously far shorter break. With no X-Files event series last night and its first time with Gotham as a lead-in, Lucifer (1.3/4) fell 13% from its February 22 show. In early results, that’s new low for the struggling freshman WBTV series about the devil in L.A.

The Voice - Season 10 Alisan PorterWith a knockout audition by long-ago Curly Sue star Alisan Porter and the return of Christina Aguilera, The Voice was easily the top-rated and most-watched (13.24 million) show of what was a winning Monday for NBC. Having said that, last night’s Season 10 premiere looks to be the lowest season start the Mark Burnett-produced series has had. Down 6% from its Season 9 opener in September, The Voice dropped 17% from its Season 8 debut of February 23 last year, which had been heavily promoted on NBC’s broadcast of the Super Bowl a few weeks before. The uptick for the net, and they are proud of it, is that last night’s Season 10 opener was up 17% in the key demo from its Season 9 finale of December 15. Also, keep in mind that last night’s result for The Voice could change in the final numbers, as it commonly does.

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The return of the Blindspot, which really has been NBC’s breakout show this season so far, did not have such rising news. Back after a 14-week break, the Jaimie Alexander-starring drama slipped 5% from its fall finale. While steady with its last episode, that is a low for Blindspot in fast affiliates. Overall NBC won the night in both the demo and total viewers with a 2.8/9 rating and an audience of 11.10 million.

No change for The Bachelor (2.5/8) or Castle (1.1/4) from last week, with the former matching its season high. Also staying even was Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.3/1), which had a killer soundtrack BTW, and Jane The Virgin (0.3/1)

Facing the two-hour season debut of The Voice, Supergirl (1.4/5) and Scorpion (1.5/5) each declined a tenth from last week. NCIS: Los Angeles (1.2/4) also took a dip, down 8% from its February 22 show.

And with that, have a Super Tuesday.