Dancing With the Stars Ratings

Ratings: As DWTS Returns Steady, Quantico Rises; CBS Sitcoms Hit Lows

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.

Elsewhere….

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.

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15 Comments
  1. George says:

    Looks like everybody was out playing catch in the front yard…

  2. Wrstlgirl says:

    I really wanted to like Taken because of Clive Standen but it offers nothing new. It’s pretty uneventful :-(

  3. Kevin Tran says:

    24: Legacy was super intense last night and one of the best episodes so far. Bummed that its numbers are slipping away and it’s going to be hard for Fox whether or not the series is one and done.

    • KLS says:

      Serialzed format doesn’t work on broadcast TV any more. Shows like this only work for binge/delayed viewing.

    • Wrstlgirl says:

      There’s only 4 eps left, really hope it has an ending. Haven’t watched last night yet but I’m really enjoying it.

  4. Cosmin says:

    Quantico was so good..o hope for season 3

  5. Mandy says:

    Happy to see Quantico ratings up, it was so good last night! The single timeline helped the show a lot! Hopefully the show will be renewed for a third season

  6. kmw says:

    Look at those reality show numbers and then look at what follows. Quantico may have gone up but indeed Castle did better and over at NBC that is terrible retention from The Voice. The 10 pm slot on any of the networks isn’t working. Over at FOX, wow they have left Gotham and Lucifer to wither in late spring and summer and 24, promoted so heavily, is not doing even close to what FOX wanted. Really bad decision there. And poor CBS had a rough night. Spring time except for some shows is even rougher this season

  7. HAP says:

    With the exception of Two Broke Girls, That CBS lineup is totally unfunny. Lacking in humor.

  8. No, Supergirl! And Jane is back in the 0.3s. Those Spring ratings are going to be brutal. Is Flash ever going back to 1.00? I guess it’s time to embrace the fact that CW is now 100% fractional TV.

  9. Neener says:

    “The Voice” Top 20:

    Team Adam
    1. Hanna Eyre
    2. Jesse Larson
    3. Josh West
    4. Mark Isaiah
    STEAL. Lilli Passero

    Team Gwen
    1. JChosen
    2. Troy Ramey
    3. Hunter Plake
    4. Brennley Brown
    STEAL. Caroline Sky

    Team Alicia
    1. Anatalia Villaranda
    2. Vanessa Ferguson
    3. Chris Blue (speculated)
    4. Jack Cassidy (speculated)
    STEAL. Stephanie Rice

    Team Blake
    1. Casi Joy
    2. Lauren Duski
    3. TSoul
    4. Aliyah Moulden
    STEAL. Aaliyah Rose

  10. Neener says:

    “The Voice” Top 20:

    Team Adam
    1. Hanna Eyre
    2. Jesse Larson
    3. Josh West
    4. Mark Isaiah
    STEAL. Lilli Passero

    Team Gwen
    1. JChosen
    2. Troy Ramey
    3. Hunter Plake
    4. Brennley Brown
    STEAL. Caroline Sky

    Team Alicia
    1. Anatalia Villaranda
    2. Vanessa Ferguson
    3. Chris Blue
    4. Jack Cassidy
    STEAL. Stephanie Rice

    Team Blake
    1. Casi Joy
    2. Lauren Duski
    3. TSoul
    4. Aliyah Moulden
    STEAL. Aaliyah Rose

  11. A. D. says:

    Taken is so boring…the movies were great action…this show is bland and boring…disappointed…

  12. DANCING WITH THE POWERSURGE!!!! says:

    DWTS was so much fun. Ratings jump well earned. Can’t wait to see week 2. With so many wonderful dancers, DWTS ciuld see a major resurgence in ratings and total viewers this season. THE VOICE is heading towards low ones if it continues to lose 3 to 4 tenths every week. CBS and FOX looking to be stuck with 0.9s or lower for the bulk of the night if things don’t turn around.