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TV ratings: 'DWTS' finale down from last year; 'Almost Human' falls

"The Voice" and "The Blacklist" propelled NBC to another ratings victory Monday, sweeping the night in prime time in the key 18-49 demographic, though the singing competition fell week-to-week and the James Spader drama was flat from two weeks ago.

Now in its fourth week of live competition, "The Voice" fell 6% from last week to a 3.3 rating in 18-49, according the early numbers from Nielsen, still making it the top-rated show of the night. Viewership averaged 11.3 million.

"Blacklist" maintained its rating of 3.0 from two weeks ago, making it the No. 2 show of the night on the major networks as its total viewership increased to an average of 10.8 million, its best showing in more than a month. Overall, NBC garnered a 3.0 rating, coming in ahead of ABC, CBS and Fox, which were in a three-way tie at 2.1. In 18-49, a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers. 

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ABC was the most-watched broadcaster Monday for the fourth straight week with an average audience of 13.3. 

It was the first night of the "Dancing With the Stars" finale, and blue-collar comedian Bill Engvall was eliminated in the end. It was the most-watched telecast of the night on the major networks, and its 2.2 rating in 18-49 was up from last week, but it was down 19% from last year's comparable finale. "Castle" increased its 18-49 rating 11% to a 2.1 compared with last week. 

CBS was preempted by an NFL game in San Francisco, so its early figures are probably a bit off. Still, it looks like "How I Met Your Mother" fell a tad from last week to a 2.9. Every other CBS show rose or stayed steady, including "Mike & Molly," which gained 9%, and the freshman shows "Mom" and "Hostages," which both picked up by double digits. 

The new sci-fi show on Fox, "Almost Human," dropped 17% in 18-49 from its premiere-week Monday to a 1.9, though it maintained its full audience throughout the hour. "Almost Human" was followed by "Sleepy Hollow," which slipped 12% to a 2.2. The shows drew 6 million and 6.5 million viewers, respectively. 

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