James Hibberd
December 10, 2013 AT 04:20 PM EST

The Sing-Off is back, but this time it’s not harmonizing solo. The Sing-Off‘s revamped fourth season debuted at 9 p.m. Monday night with a lead-in from The Voice instead of self-starting at 8 p.m. like usual.

The Voice (12.8 million viewers, 3.4 adults 18-49 rating) helped drive The Sing-Off (8.4 million viewers, 2.4 adults 18-49 rating) to a bigger rating — up 26 percent — than its last premiere in September two years ago. Basically this is a better rating than any Sing-Off episode from its first or third season, but trails every episode of the second season (which was a year the show really took off). Here’s our take on The Sing-Off return.

Over on Fox, Almost Human showed some stabilization, perking up a tenth of a point, while Sleepy Hollow was down a tick. Most other shows were repeats or holiday specials. Full chart:

FOX 8-9P ALMOST HUMAN 1.8 5,980
9-10P SLEEPY HOLLOW 2.1 6,524
ABC 8-9P SANTA-TOWN RS 1.7 6,417
9-10P XMAS LIGHT P 1.8 6,621
10-11P CASTLE- R 1.3 6,479
CBS 8:00P HW I-MOTHR- R 1.3 4,691
8:30P 2BROKE GRL- R 1.2 4,824
9:00P MIKE&MOLLY- 2.0 7,637
9:30P MOM- R 1.3 5,523
10-11P HOSTAGES- 1.1 4,657
NBC 8-9P VOICE 3.4 12,847
9-11P SING OFF S 2.4 8,361
CW 8:00P KUNGFU- RS 0.4 1,259
8:30P MERRY MDSGR- RS 0.4 1,157
9-10P IHRT 1DRCTN- S 0.2 629

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