Primetime Ratings: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Sinks From Last Spring’s Debut

Two-hour premiere outdraws ‘The Voice’ among total viewers
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Dancing With the Stars returned for its spring season on Monday to declines from last year with 14 million total viewers and a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

The two-hour premiere was down 23% in the demo and shed roughly a million viewers (15.44 million), though it out-drew NBC’s The Voice (12.2 million). Castle returned from three weeks off to a 1.5, down 6% from its last airing. ABC won the night among total viewers but finished second in the demo behind NBC with an overall 1.9 rating/6 share.

NBC led the night with a 2.7/8. The Voice fell 13% to a 3.3, while Night Shift rose two tenths to a 1.5.

For CBS, Mike & Molly was down 10% to a 1.9. The network ended in third with a 1.4/4.

Fox came in fourth with a 0.9/3. The Following was steady with a 1.1.

The CW rounded out the night with a 0.5/2. The Originals was up tenth to a 0.6 and Jane the Virgin dipped a tenth to a 0.4.