NBC’s The Blacklist won the New Show Lotto again Monday night, but some other freshman titles weren’t so fortunate.
The James Spader crime thriller was down only 5 percent from last week’s premiere, though that includes a minute of Voice overrun that will later get factored out. When you look at Blacklist by half-hours, the first is a 3.8 among adults 18-49 and the second is 3.3, so there’s clearly some drainage.
Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, too, was relatively unscathed. The third week saw the Gothic crime procedural down only 3 percent in the ratings.
Yet CBS’ new shows had challenges across the board on a night when the network is normally very strong. The premiere of the critically slammed We Are Men was predictably troubled at 8:30 p.m. – 6.4 million and a 2.0 rating, down sharply from its HIMYM lead-in. We Are Men could have made it tougher for 2 Broke Girls, which was down 14 percent. The promising Mom slipped 12 percent from last week’s modest opener. And at 10 p.m., Hostages fell 17 percent against Blacklist to rank a distant third in the hour.
Meanwhile the night’s heaviest of hitters, The Voice, was down 10 percent from last week’s launch.
This just in: NBC put out a release touting that the network not only won premiere week, but is up 7 percent from last year with a 35 percent margin of victory over the No. 2 network (ABC, surprisingly).
Here’s the full chart:
|SHOW||ADULTS 18-49 RATING||TOTAL VIEWERS|
|8:30P||WE ARE MEN-||P||2.0||6,396|