Monday Final TV Ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow' & 'Bones' Adjusted Up, 'Dancing With the Stars', 'Million Second Quiz', 'American Ninja Warrior' & 'Siberia' Adjusted Down

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September 17th, 2013

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 Sleepy Hollow and Bones were each  adjusted up a tenth, The Million Second Quiz, Dancing With the Stars and American Ninja Warrior were each adjusted down a tenth and Siberia was adjusted down two tenths among adults 18-49  versus Monday's preliminary ratings.  

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 16, 2013:


Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC Dancing With the Stars - Season Premiere (8-10PM) 3.1/9 16.04
FOX Bones - Season Premiere 2.3/7 7.76
CBS How I Met Your Mother - R 1.4/4 4.30
NBC The Million Second Quiz 1.0/3 3.59
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.52
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.5/4 5.02
9:00 FOX Sleepy Hollow - Series Premiere 3.5/9 10.10
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 1.5/4 5.02
NBC American Ninja Warrior (9-10:01PM) 1.5/4 4.04
CW Breaking Pointe - Season Finale 0.2/0 0.43
9:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 1.8/5 6.12
10:00 CBS Under the Dome - Season Finale 2.8/8 12.10
ABC Castle - R 1.3/4 6.80
NBC Siberia - Finale 0.6/2 1.75


Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • romo

    Whats with the thin black & white bars in this comments section now looks wierd.

  • CrimTV


    Both Len and Bruno do the UK version as well. So it would be way too tight to fly from the UK on Sunday to arrive for Sunday night (UK show is on Saturday nights)

  • Dahne

    Woo hoo Sleepy Hollow! One of the better series pilots I’ve seen. Glad it was received so well.

  • Oliver

    Production issues probably preclude ABC moving DWTS to Sunday as the UK results show airs then. There’s also a lot of value to soaking up tough competition on Monday, since ABC would struggle to launch shows on the night. Personally, I’d like to see them move DWTS to 9-11 and put comedy at 8.

    My Fox solution: Move X Factor to Thursday/Friday. Magically gives them an extra hour of scripted on Mon-Thurs and would likely strengthen the notoriously weak Fox Friday. Change back to Wed/Thurs when Idol returns, dumping a failure on Friday.

  • Ultima

    @Joe Smith
    the only sensible solution is to replace competition shows with real tv shows

    Why? The competition shows didn’t replace real TV shows to begin with (they replaced movies of the week and newsmagazines).

    There’s virtually the same amount of scripted TV shows on the major broadcast networks now as there was 15 years ago, before the reality competition boom.

    Expecting a meaningful increase in the amount of scripted programming is not only not sensible, it’s not even realistic.

  • Sarah

    Yay Bones :)

  • Anthony

    As far as Siberia goes, it’s pretty much a given that it won’t be renewed by NBC. On the other hand, it is an independent project that was funded through other means. NBC just bought the rights to air the show. There is a strong possibility that there will be a second season, but it wouldn’t air NBC.

  • Claudia

    Ughhhh cant tell you how much I loved Sleepy Hollow, the worst part, Im a beastie…and that’s the same time slot as my beloved BATB when it comes back in Ocober, what this beastie is to do? DVR Sleepy and watch BATB live ;)

  • omabin


    The UK version airs only on fall. So they could do The Bachelor/Reality Filler/DWTS on Sundays and be done with it. Right now, it is obviously undoable because they could not do anything with their mondays sure, but had it been done at the upfronts it could have been done using combinations of Castle+Revenge+OUAT+Shield+2comedies+Wonderland across the Monday/Tuesday schedule.

    As for FOX, I am all up for anything that results in all three dramas remaining on Monday-Thursday and I agree that the x-factor would likely strenghten fridays but i think that requires too much moving around at this point. Even glee would have to be moved. Also, I am not sure what they really want to use as sacrificial lamb against TBBT. Certainly not Almost Human. Maybe Bones? As I’ve said, I would prefer your alternative that FOX’s current plan, but my prefered choice would be to scrap the second Wednesday hour and place Almost Human there (not Bones against fellow procedurals CM and SVU)

  • HalCapone

    A no-brainer for the CBS suits to turn the Dome into something more than a limited run series. Sadly, it has turned a moderately good science fiction story into a labored soap with nowhere to go except to create more contrived conflict and melodrama under the dome. Boredom has ensued for this viewer who won’t be revisiting. It was all down hill after halving a cow.

  • Ultima

    Do you think there is any possibility that FOX replaces one of the X-Factor hours by Almost Human, effectively keeping Bones, Sleepy Hollow and Almost Human on the Monday-Thursday schedule?

    Extremely unlikely. Presumably, FOX has already ordered the 40+ hours of The X Factor; not using them would just be throwing away money.

    If Glee completely tanks, it’s possible that they move it to Friday and move Bones to Thursday in November.

  • Billy

    Great for Sleepy Hollow.

    DWTS tanks next week up against The Voice.

  • pll fan

    i dvr’ed sleepy hollow last night. i wasn’t sure i was even going to watch it but the big ratings have made my mind up for me. i’m definitely going to give it a watch in a day or two.

  • Alan

    Siberia, TMSQ and Breaking Pointe are sooo cancelled.

  • HalCapone

    Sleepy Hollow was okay but I will be very surprised if high interest and ratings will last beyond a few weeks. Is there a quota for the number of heads that will be removed each week? “Supernatural”, that other show about Demons does Satan story lines far better than Sleepy, along with a little dark humor.

  • HalCapone

    Seriously, what does a guy living in Sleepy Hollow have to do get some head?

  • Oliver

    But then you’re replacing 2 cycles of DWTS with one and risking a new reality show completely bombing, plus you’re risking over-exposing The Bachelor by running two-cycles close together, and moving/premiering new show on the most competitive night. I can see the arguments but I think there’s a pretty compelling case for ABC sticking with what they’ve they’ve got.

    I don’t think moving X Factor to Thurs/Friday would require that much moving around, and Fox usually relaunches their schedule after baseball and when Idol premieres anyway. I think there’s a lot of upside for Fox. X Factor potentially doing 1.3 on Friday is likely a lot more valuable to Fox than it doing 1.7 on Wednesday. Any Mon-Thurs slot is better for Bones than Friday. Having a decent show at 8 on Fri will help the show at 9.

  • jimmers

    Sleepy Hollow was very entertaining! I enjoyed it.

  • grey

    “SH” did better than “UTD.” Hmmm. Not direct competiton with each other or even seasonal competition seeing as one is ending the other one starting, but still interesting that the summer’s big hit, “UTD” was beating by “Sleepy Hollow.”

  • omabin


    You misunderstood me. I wouldn’t do two cycles of the bachelor! I would do one on fall and that’s it. No winter cycle. On Sundays, reality filler (which is what they have planned this year and what they should do against awards season IMO). On sping, DWTS. No need for the bachelor on mondays either since there would be dramas and comedies in there and not reality. What new reality shows completely bombing are you referring to? I got confused with that part.

    I agree with you on Fox though. But I think that moving X-Factor, Bones and Glee is still a lot of moving! Literally, only the comedies and sleepy hollow would stay put. I think it’s too much. But you are right that there is a lot of upside, I just think it is hard to execute that move. A possible alternative could be one hour per night at 8h (Wednesday, Thursday ad Friday) so no produced hours are wasted (as Ultima pointed out).

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