TV ratings: '24: Live Another Day' premiere solid for FOX; 'DWTS' tops total viewers Monday

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24-live-another-day-premiere-ratings-may-5.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, May 5, 2014

Jack Bauer came back with a bang on FOX, with the "24: Live Another Day" premiere improving on last week's "The Following" finale and the previous new "Bones" episode by an average of 2.5 million viewers. Its ratings were also only slightly down from the average of Season 8, which aired four years ago. "24" also earned FOX second place in the adults 18-49 demo behind NBC.

However, "Dancing With the Stars"  was still the top show of the night, earning an average of 12.75 million viewers to propel ABC to a total-viewers win. Over on NBC,  "The Voice" and "The Blacklist" held steady from a week ago in total viewers and earned the Peacock the demo win.

ABC was tops in total viewers with 11.5 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households on the night. NBC was second with with 10.7 million viewers and a 6.6/11, followed by FOX at 8 million viewers and a 4.6/7, CBS at 5.1 million and a 3.4/6 and The CW at 973,000 and a 0.6/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC won with a 2.9, followed by FOX (2.5), ABC (1.8), CBS (1.3) and The CW (0.4).

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (12.3 million viewers, 8.1/13 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (10.5 million, 6.5/11)
FOX: "24: Live Another Day" premiere (8 million, 4.6/8)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" (6.5 million, 4.3/7)/"Friends With Better Lives" (4.96 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "Star-Crossed" (933,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (2.8)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" (13.2 million, 8.5/13)
NBC: "The Voice" (11 million, 6.7/10)
FOX: "24: Live Another Day" premiere (7.9 million, 4.6/7)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" (6.5 million, 4.3/7)/"Mom" rerun (4.6 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "The Tomorrow People" (1 million, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (3.1)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"The Blacklist" (10.6 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: "Castle" (8.9 million, 6.0/10)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (3.9 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: "The Blacklist" (2.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Photo/Video credit: FOX