Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Report: Clean Sweep for NBC on Opening Monday

NBC opened the season with a clean Monday sweep, with “The Blacklist” at 10 p.m. the top premiering series (drama, comedy or reality) since the launch of the net’s “Revolution” on the less competitive Sept. 17, 2012. It averaged 12.62 million viewers and a 3.8 rating/10 share among adults 18-49 at 10 p.m., based on the fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen.

And, according to Marc Berman at Media Insights, it outdelivered the debut of competing CBS crime solver “Hostages” (Viewers: 7.49 million, A18-49: 1.8/ 5) by a hefty 5.13 million viewers and 111 percent in the demo.

The season-premiere of lead-in “the Voice,” meanwhile, had its best premiere – 14.66 million viewers, A18-49: 4.9/13 from 8-10 p.m. – since the post-“Super Bowl” start of the singing competition on Feb. 5, 2012.

In other series-debuting news, CBS sitcom “Mom” was thwarted by the sluggish third season return of “2 Broke Girls,” with 7.29 million viewers (#4) and a 2.5/ 6 in the demo (#3) at 9:30 p.m. (out of 8.76 million and a 2.8/ 7 among adults 18-49 for “2 Broke Girls”). 

But, according to Berman,  Fox was no slouch in the 9 p.m. hour care of episode two of drama “Sleepy Hollow,” which is a double-digit percent improvement over failed year-ago occupant “The Mob Doctor.” It averaged 8.56 million viewers (#3) and a second-place 3.1/ 8 in the demo.

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