'Dancing With the Stars' star-free premiere ties lowest ever

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The spring premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars tied its lowest-rated premiere ever Monday night. The low-star-wattage 18th series debut, which also marked the replacement of host Brooke Burke-Charvet with Erin Andrew, delivered an adults 18-49 demo rating that tied the show’s fall 2012 premiere as an all-time low (see Annie Barrett’s recap for more) and was down 22 percent from last year’s opener.

Dancing was crushed by NBC’s The Voice, which rose 8 percent in the demo this week to win the night, then led into The Blacklist which easily topped 10 p.m.

Otherwise, some downbeat news for broadcast. Every CBS comedy (except How I Met Your Mother, which is on its home stretch) tied or marked a series low. Fox had low-rated outings of Bones and The Following. See full chart for details:

NET/TIME/SHOW  ADULTS 18-49 RATING TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)
FOX 8-9P BONES- 1.4 5,562
9-10P FOLLOWING- 1.4 3,987
ABC 8-10P DANCNG-STR- P 2.5 14,983
10-11P CASTLE- 1.8 9,853
CBS 8:00P HW I-MOTHR- 2.9 7,881
8:30P 2BROKE GRL- 2.1 7,095
9:00P MIKE&MOLLY- 1.8 7,594
9:30P MOM- 1.8 7,054
10-11P INTELLGNCE- 1.1 5,265
NBC 8-10P VOICE- 4.0 13,304
10-11P BLACKLIST- 2.8 11,121
CW 8-9P STAR-CROSSD- 0.3 1,052
9-10P TOMORRW PPL- P 0.4 1,154

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