Ratings: DWTS Hits Premiere Low, The Voice Slips, Castle Dips

Dancing With the Stars Ratings

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.

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