Ratings: Voice Premiere Ties Bachelor for Monday Win, Debris Has OK Start

Matt Webb Mitovich
·2 min read

In the latest TV show ratings, NBC’s The Voice opened Season 20 with 7.7 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating, down just a tick from its fall premiere (8.2 mil.1.1). The singing competition easily led Monday in total audience, while tying ABC’s The Bachelor for the nightly demo win.

TVLine readers gave the opener an average grade of “A-“; read recap.

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Leading out of The Voice, Debris debuted to 4.4 mil and a 0.6, which is in par with both Manifest‘s Season 2 averages in the time slot (3.9 mil/0.7) and the fall launch of ABC’s Big Sky drama (4.2 mil/0.7). Readers gave the sci-fi drama an average grade of “B+,” with 90% planning to stay tuned.

Elsewhere:

ABC | The Bachelor (4.5 mil/1.1, read recap) slipped 17 percent and two tenths with “Women Tall All” going up against The Voice‘s return.

FOX | 9-1-1 (6.2 mil/1.0) dipped, while Lone Star (5.2 mil/0.8, read recap) was steady.

THE CW | All American (743K/0.2) and Black Lightning (414K/0.1) each added eyeballs while steady in the demo.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!

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