Ratings: The Voice Returns Up and Dominates Night, Revolution Dips But Wins Time Slot

The Voice - Season 4NBC’s The Voice launched Season 4 on Monday with 13.4 million total viewers and a demo rating of 4.7, up 9 and 12 percent from the competition’s previous opener and dominating the night.

Leading out of that, Revolution resumed its freshman run with 7.3 mil and a 2.7, down 14 percent and just two tenths from its midseason finale, more than doubling Deception‘s final tallies and topping the 10 o’clock hour in the demo. The post-apocalyptic series also snatched from The Following the title of “Monday’s Top-Rated Drama.”

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Both Fox’s Bones (6.8 mil/1.9) and The Following (6.6 mil/2.3) slipped 10 percent and two tenths versus stronger competition.

Over on ABC, Dancing With the Stars (14.1 mil/2.3) dropped 18 and 28 percent from its premiere, while Castle (10.7 mil/2.1) ticked down 5 percent and a tenth.

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CBS’ How I Met Your Mother (6.9 mil/2.7) was down 7 and 10 percent, Rules of Engagement (6.2 mil/2.1) dipped 9 percent and two tenths, 2 Broke Girls (8.6 mil/2.9) ticked down a tenth and Mike & Molly (8.6 mil/2.6) rose two tenths. Hawaii Five-0 (8.2 mil/2.0) slipped 9 percent and a tenth.

The CW’s Carrie Diaries was flat with 1 mil/0.4.

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