Primetime Ratings: ‘Big Bang’ Strong, But ‘Scorpion,’ ‘NCIS: L.A.’ Creep Downward

‘Originals’ premiere down on new night

The Big Bang Theory continued to kick off the evening strong for CBS Monday night, but the later parts of the network’s lineup lagged. Big Bang drew a 4.4 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers, down 8% from last week. But new drama Scorpion drew a 2.5 at 9 p.m., down 19%, and NCIS: L.A. hit a series-low at 1.6, down 16%. Both dramas were outperformed by the Big Bang rerun at 8:30 p.m., which earned a 2.9. CBS finished second among the broadcasters, averaging a 2.6 rating and 8 share.

The CW’s The Originals premiered to a 0.7, down two tenths of a point from its Thursday-night premiere last fall. The Supernatural recap special that followed drew a 0.5. The network averaged a 0.6 / 2.

NBC won the night with a 3.3 / 10. The Voice declined 10% from last week to 3.6. The Blacklist was down one tenth from last week at 2.9.

Fox finished third with a 2.1 / 6. Gotham was down 11% from last week at 2.5. Sleepy Hollow was even at 1.7.

ABC came in fourth with a 1.8 / 5. Dancing With the Stars was even with last week at 1.8 while Castle was down 14% from its premiere last week at 1.9 .