ABC’s Conviction premiered on Monday night to 5.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating (per finals), eroding more than 20 percent over the course of the hour and debuting below time slot predecessor Castle‘s most recent premiere (6.8 mil/1.2), series finale (7.7 mil/1.3) and final-season average (6.2 mil/1.1). TVLine readers gave the Hayley Atwell starrer an average grade of “B.”
Opening ABC’s night, Dancing With the Stars (10.6 mil/1.7) ticked down week-to-week.
Monday’s other big launch, NBC’s Timeless, did 7.6 mil and a 1.8, winning the 10 o’clock hour though down from every apres-Voice Monday launch of the past few years (Revolution‘s 11.7 mil/4.1, Blacklist‘s 12.6 mil/3.8, State of Affairs’ 8.7 mil/2.2, Blindspot‘s 10.6 mil/3.1 and the Good Place preview’s 8 mil/2.3). It was up sharply, though, from Blindspot‘s 13 most recent Monday outings (since late November). TVLine readers gave it a “B+.”
Leading things off for the Peacock, The Voice (11.8 mil/3.0) was steady week-to-week in audience while dipping a bit in the demo.
Elsewhere on the night….
FOX | Gotham (3.2 mil/1.0) slipped to series lows, while Lucifer (3.7 mil/1.1) ticked down to match its all-time demo low.
CBS | Big Bang (14.3 mil/3.5) was steady, while Kevin Can Wait (9.6 mil/2.4) slipped 19 percent. Scorpion ‘s double-episode premiere averaged 8.3 mil/1.5, on par with its May finale (9 mil/1.6), and with a “B” grade from readers.