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TV Ratings: Solid ‘Voice,’ weak ‘Night Shift’ return lead NBC Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, February 23, 2015.

The latest premiere of “The Voice” was well below last February's return, but facing less competition than in September, the singing competition was in line with its fall launch, leading NBC to Monday wins in all measures. NBC ruled despite a dismal in-season premiere for “Night Shift,” which failed to turn its summer success into something bigger.

Even with added competition from “The Voice,” few Monday regulars suffered big declines — single digit drops for all of CBS' shows, for example — and “Gotham” was, in fact, up week-to-week for FOX.

With “The Voice” and the return of “Scorpion,” FOX's “Sleepy Hollow” failed to get any kind of bump for its season finale, but also didn't drop despite the added competition.

On to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 3.1 rating for Monday night, tops in the key demographic. ABC was second with a 2.3 key demo rating for the night, followed closely by CBS' 1.9 rating and the 1.8 key demo rating for FOX. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for the night.

Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 10.9 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/10 share for Monday primetime. CBS was a solid second with 9.58 million viewers and a 6.0/10, followed by ABC's 5.5/9 and 8.49 million viewers. There was a big drop to FOX's 5.41 million viewers and 3.3/5 in fourth place and to the 1.27 million viewers and 0.8/1 for The CW.

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