Ratings: The Voice Hits Premiere Low But Bests DWTS to Lead Monday

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In the latest TV show ratings, NBC’s The Voice kicked off Season 19 with 8.2 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating (per finals), down 8 and 29 percent from last fall’s premiere but still leading Monday in both measures (save for some football overrun on Fox).

TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “A-” (read recap).

Now leading out of The Voice, the relocated Weakest Link (4.3 mil/0.8) rose 33 percent in the demo from its last Tuesday outing.

Elsewhere….

ABC | With NFL preemptions now factored out, Dancing With the Stars (5.8 mil/0.8) wound up down a tenth from last week (read recap) while Emergency Call (2.6 mil/0.4) was steady.

CBS | Big Brother (3.7 mil/0.9) and One Day at a Time‘s latest double pump (averaging 1.25 mil/0.2) both dipped week-to-week, while Manhunt: Deadly Games (1.4 mil/0.2) was steady.

FOX | Leading out of an NFL game, L.A’s Finest (2.3 mil/0.6) rose three tenths in the demo to hit its broadcast high, while Filthy Rich (1.7 mil/0.4) ticked up.

THE CW | Whose Line (827K/0.1) dipped a tenth while Penn & Teller (852K/0.2) was steady.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Kids, ask parents before calling.

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