Ratings: State of Affairs Bows Below Blacklist; Castle, NCIS: LA, 2BG Rise

State of Affairs Premiere Ratings

Katherine Heigl’s TV Comeback! (aka NBC’s State of Affairs) premiered on Monday to 8.7 million total viewers and a 2.2 demo rating (per finals).

Those numbers fall shy of The Blacklist‘s most recent performance in the time slot (9.8 mil/2.5) but stand as NBC’s No. 2-rated regularly scheduled drama premiere of the past two years (trailing far behind Blacklist‘s own bow).

TVLine readers gave the freshman drama an average grade of “C+.”

Opening the Peacock’s night, The Voice (11.1 mil/3.1) dipped a tenth week-to-week.

Elsewhere….

CBS | 2 Broke Girls (7.9 mil/2.1) ticked up from last week’s series low, lame duck The Millers (6.3 mil/1.5) was flat, Scorpion (10.2 mil/2.0) held steady and NCIS: LA (8.8 mil/1.7) was up 7 percent and two tenths, with Blacklist out of the mix.

ABC | With NFL preemptions now subtracted out, Dancing With the Stars (14.3 mil/2.3) was up three tenths in the demo, while Castle (9.4 mil/1.8) grew two tenths.

FOX | Gotham (6.5 mil/2.3) and Sleepy Hollow (4.7 mil/1.6) each ticked up a tenth.

THE CW | The Originals (1.4 mil/0.7) was steady, but Jane the Virgin (1.1 mil/0.4) dipped a tenth.

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