"Lost" star Josh Holloway's new CBS show "Intelligence" looked strong last week when it premiered between the heavily watched "NCIS" and "Person of Interest," but its ratings took a dive as it moved to its regular Monday night time slot.
The 10 p.m. action-drama about a super-agent with a computer chip in his brain drew an average of 6.11 million viewers Monday night and earned a rating of 1.1 among key 18-49-year-olds, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In total viewers, that's a 63% drop from last week's 9 p.m. debut after "NCIS." The young adults demo rating fell 54%.
Other than that, CBS' lineup generally improved following the winter break with original comedies. "How I Met Your Mother" was the highest rated show of the night in the demo with a 3.0, up 11% from its last original episode, while "2 Broke Girls" grew 17% to a 2.7 and "Mike & Molly" improved 9% to a 2.4. "Mom" rose 11% to a 1.9.
ABC's second episode of "The Bachelor," with Juan Pablo as the object of affection, fell from its big premiere last week to an average of 7.9 million viewers overall and a 2.2 rating in the demo, for a 19% drop in 18-49. "Castle" grew its young adult rating 12% to a 1.9.
NBC's "Blacklist" was the top drama of the night in its return without the lead-in from "The Voice," with a 2.5 rating and an audience of 9.11 million, though its demo rating fell about 22% from its last new episode at the beginning of December. The special "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan" drew 5.57 million viewers and a rating of 1.9.
On Fox, "Almost Human" returned with improved ratings, bringing in 6.8 million viewers and a 2.0 in 18-49, 11% better than last week, and "Sleepy Hollow" was flat from its last original episode at 2.2.
Pending updates, the big four networks are tied in the key demo for Monday at a 2.1 each, though ABC has the edge in total viewership (8.24 million on average).
The CW was back with new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast." "Hart" drew 1.3 million viewers, its biggest audience of the season, while "Beauty and the Beast" rose to 797,000 viewers and held steady in the targeted 18-34 and 18-49 demographics.
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