Well, it was bound to happen: Kevin Williamson beat Kevin Williamson this Monday night, as the uberproducer’s two creepy creations went toe tag-to-toe tag for the first time.
Returning from its nine-week hiatus to a new night and time, CBS’ Stalker drew 5.7 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating (per finals), down 15 percent in audience but up a tenth in the demo versus its most recent outing (closing a Wednesday in February). Versus Scorpion‘s week-ago finale, however, Stalker was down a steep 44 and 36 percent.
Fox’s The Following meanwhile did 3.5 mil and a 1.2, adding a few eyeballs week-to-week while steady in the demo.
Opening CBS’ night, 2 Broke Girls (6.6 mil/1.6) fell five tenths, while Mike & Molly (7.2 mil/1.7) slipped three tenths. Come 10 pm, NCIS: LA (7.8 mil/1.4) matched last week’s series low rating.
ABC | Dancing With the Stars (13.2 mil/2.0) dipped in audience plus a tenth in the demo. Castle (8.3 mil/1.3) ticked down to match its series low rating.
NBC | The Voice (10.5 mil/2.6) was steady, The Night Shift (5 mil/1.2) dipped 7 percent and a tenth.
FOX | The penultimate Gotham (4.6 mil/1.5) added some eyeballs but ticked down in the demo, matching its series low.
THE CW | The Originals (1.2 mil/0.5) and Jane the Virgin (1.1 mil/0.4) were both flat.