'The Voice' ratings slip for live premiere

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And NBC’s The Voice is now LIVE — hey, where are you going?!

The singing competition hit had its first live show of the season Monday night, but the ratings were down a bit from last week. The Voice returned to 11.6 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49, off 16 percent and making its lowest-rated Monday this season. Still, Voice won the night. At 10 p.m., NBC’s The Blacklist slipped below a 3.0 rating, presumably thanks to its lead-in softening.

Also debuting Monday: CBS’ Mike & Molly returned to the air lower. The sitcom was down 16 percent from last fall’s premiere in its 9 p.m. time period. Mike & Molly also didn’t help Mom at 9:30 p.m., with Chuck Lorre’s freshman comedy down a tenth this week. HIMYM had some good news, up 13 percent to its best rating since its season premiere. But 10 p.m.’s Hostages slipped a tenth to a new low.

Fox’s Sleepy Hollow was back after all that pesky interfering baseball, with Fringe‘s John Noble now along for the ride. Looks like ratings dipped 7 percent from Sleepy‘s last episode three weeks ago, which isn’t bad at all.

On ABC, a visit by Cher drew some more viewers to Dancing with the Stars, but they weren’t young ones —  the 18-49 rating was steady. Full chart:

 NET/TIME/SHOW  18-49 RATING TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)
FOX 8-9P BONES- 2.0 7,018
9-10P SLEEPY HOLLOW- 2.5 6,939
ABC 8-10P DANCNG-STR- 2.1 14,384
10-11P CASTLE- 2.4 11,908
CBS 8:00P HW I-MOTHR- 3.4 8,655
8:30P 2BROKE GRL- 2.6 8,100
9:00P MIKE&MOLLY- P 2.6 9,107
9:30P MOM- 2.0 7,323
10-11P HOSTAGES- 1.1 4,811
NBC 8-10P VOICE- 3.6 11,633
10-11P BLACKLIST- 2.9 10,282
CW 8-9P HART-DIXIE- 0.4 1,030
9-10P BEAUTY&BST- 0.3 674

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