It was Disney-night on Dancing With The Stars (2.0/6) last night and it paid off for the ABC competition series which closed the gap with a reality rival. While the 9-10 PM DWTS rose 18% among adults 18-49 on the Disney-owned net, NBC’s The Voice (2.3/8) took an 8% dip from its April 4 airing.
Still, even with that misstep, The Voice was again the night’s highest-rated show and NBC was the No. 1 network in the demo with a 2.0/6 – that’s down a tenth from last week. With DWTS pulling in 12.36 million viewers to be the most watched show, ABC was again tops in overall audience with 10.42 million. Both networks’ 10 PM shows — Castle (1.1/4) and Blindspot (1.4/4), respectively — were even with their early numbers of April 4. Blindspot was adjusted to a 1.3 in the final numbers.
The CW saw the return of originals of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.4/1) and Jane The Virgin (0.5/2) on Monday after two weeks. However, with MLB pre-emptions in Chicago last night, the CW’s unadjusted numbers are too tentative to matter right now. Also back for the first time since March 28, Fox’s Gotham (1.2/4) and Lucifer (1.1/4) were both down a tenth.
Supergirl (1.3/4) saw a drop of a lot more than a tenth last night. In the harshest decline of Monday’s primetime, the CBS series from WBTV stumbled 24% from the heights of its hyped Flash crossover episode two weeks ago. Not that Supergirl’s fall had much consequence on the rest of CBS’ night: Scorpion (1.6/5) was even with its last original of March 28, while NCIS: Los Angeles (1.3/4) actually rose 8% among 18-49s from its last original.