ABC’s Dancing With the Stars kicked off its milestone Season 20 with 14.2 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating (per finals), down 12 percent in the demo from its previous opener (13.6 mil/2.4) to hit a new all-time low for a premiere.
Versus its year-ago premiere, DWTS was down 8 and 19 percent.
Leading out of that, Castle (8.9 mil/1.5) rose 17 percent in audience (to its largest draw since Nov. 24) while dipping a tenth in the demo.
NBC | The Voice (12.6 mil/3.4) was down 10 percent, while The Night Shift (5.4 mil/1.3) was flat.
THE CW | The Originals (1.3 mil/0.5) and Jane the Virgin (1.1 mil/0.5) each dropped a handful of eyeballs while flat in the demo.
FOX | Again leading out of a Gotham rerun, The Following (3.5 mil/1.1) was steady.
CBS | Mired in a sea of reruns, Mike & Molly (8.6 mil/2.0) dipped a tenth.