Katherine Heigl’s return to prime-time got off to a somewhat soft start Monday night. Her new D.C. political thriller State of Affairs delivered 8.6 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49.
Despite a strong The Voice lead-in, State of Affairs was down 37 percent from NBC’s The Blacklist premiere earlier this season in this slot. Still, the new drama delivered enough to beat ABC’s Castle (2.0) and CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles (1.7) in the adult demo at 10 p.m.
Also on Monday night: Fox’s Gotham (2.3) was up a tick for its introduction of Harvey Dent leading the Batman prequel to win the night in the demo among scripted shows. Sleepy Hollow (1.5) continues to maintain its series-low rating.
ABC’s lineup had NFL preemption. NBC’s Voice was down 6 percent. CBS’ 2 Broke Girls (2.1) was up 11 percent, dead-show-walking The Millers (1.5) was unchanged, and Scorpion (2.0) was flat. The CW’s lineup was standard.