Ratings: The Voice Premiere Dips But Dominates Night, Taken Starts Strong

Voice Ratings Season 12

NBC’s The Voice kicked off Season 12 on Monday with 13 million total viewers and a 3.1 rating (per finals), marking the competition’s fourth straight demo decline for a premiere, yet dominating the night in both measures.

Leading out of that, the Taken premiere did 7.5 mil and a 1.6, landing just below Timeless‘ own apres-Voice launch (7.6 mil/1.8) and easily leading all scripted fare. TVLine readers gave it an average grade of “B-.”

The night’s other debut, ABC’s When We Rise, averaged 3 million viewers and a 0.7 rating across its first two hours, up a bit (faint praise alert!) from Quantico‘s most recent numbers. The Bachelor (7.7 mil/2.4) dipped a bit week-to-week.


FOX | 24: Legacy (4 mil/1.0) and APB (3.4 mil/0.8) each dropped a few eyeballs while flat in the demo.

THE CW | Supergirl (2.17 mil/0.7) marked a new audience low while steady in the demo. Jane (880K/0.3) ticked down on both counts.

CBS | Man With a Plan (6.6 mil/1.2) ticked down, while Superior Donuts (6.4 mil/1.2) and 2 Broke Girls (5.7 mil/1.2) held steady in the demo. Scorpion (6.9 mil/1.1) dipped to tie its demo low and delver its second-smallest audience ever.

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