Dancing With the Stars opened Season 24 on Monday night with 12.1 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating (per finals), marking its smallest premiere audience while improving on and matching its previous two kickoffs (12.5 mil/1.8 a year ago, 12.2 mil/2.1 in September).
Leading out of that, bubble drama Quantico (3.3 mil/0.7) rose 32 percent and a tenth, delivering its biggest audience since Oct. 2. (But as Vulture‘s Joe Adalian noted on the Twitter, Castle a year ago was pulling 6.5 mil and a 1.1. Hmm.)
Over on NBC, The Voice (10.7 mil/2.4) slipped 13 percent and two tenths week-to-week yet still bested DWTS in the demo. Taken (4.7 mil/0.9) however slipped to new lows.
FOX | 24: Legacy (3.3 mil/0.8) slipped 15 and 20 percent to new lows; APB (2.9 mil/0.7) dropped a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.
CBS | Kevin Can Wait (5.9 mil/1.1), Man With a Plan (5.3 mil/1.0), Donuts (5.2 mil/1.0) and Broke Girls (4.7 mil/1.0) all ticked down to series lows. Scorpion (6.46 mil/1.1) drew its smallest audience ever while steady in the demo.
THE CW | Supergirl (2.07 mil/0.6) dipped to hit and tie season lows; Jane (840K/0.3) was steady.