Airing its first episode without The Voice as a lead-in, The Blacklist kicked off 2014 with a season-low 2.5 rating among 18-49-year old.
But the drama still came out ahead of Castle and Intelligence, the latter of which was down sharply in its regular time lot debut: it only garnered 6.1 million overall viewers.
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The Bachelor: 7.8 million viewers
Almost Human: 6.7 million
American Ninja Warrior: 5.5 million
Hart of Dixie: 1.3 million
How I Met Your Mother: 8.5 million/2 Broke Girls: 8.9 million
Sleepy Hollow: 6.4 million
Beauty and the Beast: 800,000
Mike & Molly: 9.7 million/Mom: 8.4 million