TV ratings: 'The Voice' stays strong Monday, 'How I Met Your Mother' dips

the-voice-march-3-14-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, March 3, 2014

"The Voice" put up strong ratings Monday night, retaining nearly all of its premiere audience from a week ago and leading NBC to a sweep of the night. "The Blacklist" declined some but still led its hour by a wide margin.

Elsewhere Monday, the season finale of "Almost Human" on FOX was steady with last week. "How I Met Your Mother" fell off a bit for CBS, but the rest of the network's comedies ticked up, as did The CW's "Star-Crossed." The "Women Tell All" edition of "The Bachelor" was down a bit from last week for ABC.

NBC drew 14.1 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/13 share in households for the night, leading its closest competitor by more than 6 million viewers. CBS (7.6 million, 4.8/8) edged ABC (7.3 million, 4.9/8) for second. FOX came in fourth with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.3/5, and The CW (1 million, 0.7/1) trailed.

NBC also dominated the 18-49 demographic with a 3.9 rating. CBS finished second with a 2.1, followed by ABC at 1.8 and FOX at 1.6. The CW drew a 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:  

8 p.m.

NBC:
"The Voice" (15.1 million viewers, 8.8/13 households)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" (9.1 million, 5.8/9)/"2 Broke Girls" (8.4 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" (7.9 million, 5.4/8)
FOX: "Almost Human" season finale (5.65 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: "Star-Crossed" (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.3)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"The Voice" (16.2 million, 5.4/8)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" (8.9 million, 5.5/8)/"Mom" (8.4 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" (7.9 million, 5.4/8)/"Mixology" rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "The Following" (5.1 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" (879,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (4.7)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"The Blacklist" (11.1 million, 6.8/11)
ABC: "Castle" (8.1 million, 5.3/9)
CBS: "Intelligence" (5.3 million, 3.5/6)

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.

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