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

Sleepy Hollow Premiere 2

 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.

  • Peter

    According to The Blacklists Twitter account, you can tune into The Americas Got Talent Finale to see the 1st 2 minutes of The Blacklist.

  • Alex

    The Voice is certainly aging and perhaps overexposed but there’s nothing to suggest its going to drop an entire point+ from where it was. People are predicting a 25-30% drops from where it was. That seems most unlikely to say the least.

  • Peter

    @TVMAN Except that Dancing With The Stars does it and nobody complains. So, if two Cycles of Dancing can be successful, why can’t The Voice do the same? Last year many people were predicting The Voice would fail and it didn’t.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    Congrats to FOX and UTD!

    Siberia will soon be banished to a gulag!

  • Tony JJ


    lol that has to be a joke. Who would fall for that?

    On other news.

    WOW. Sleepy Hollow premiered very well! I enjoyed it, I haven’t decided if it’s something I will be watching every week, but I think I have a free timeslot on Mondays at 9, so I’ll probably DVR it and watch it.

    I’d rate the premiere a 6.5/10

    Dancing with the Stars did good, but I expected better, one of the best casts in a long time plus no stiff competition, I expected 3.5+, but ABC has to be happy, and maybe the one night a week will help it stay steady this season.

    Under The Dome did excellent for it’s finale last night! I haven’t watched the last 4 or so episodes and don’t know when I will have time now with fall shows starting.

  • thesnowleopard

    Wow, Sleepy Hollow sure premiered well. Dancing with the Stars didn’t premiere too shabbily, either.

  • student

    Sleepy Hollow was excellent and next week looks even better. You all should give this a try…Hope FOX doesn’t screw this up!!!!

  • Adien

    DWTS debut a week earlier this season, which is a smart move by ABC but I those numbers will tumble next week!
    Good to see SH doing so well, I am all for scripted shows! Hopefully SH with CBS comedies can put a dent on The Voice!

  • Patrick G

    There is very little in the annual batch of new TV series that draws my interest any more enough to try out watching a new show, but the premise behind “Sleepy Hollow” certainly piqued my interest enough to watch it. I was more than impressed! How refreshing to see something so unusual and unique premiere on Network TV. It also reminds me of why I occasionally tune in to new dramas. This show is so interesting, like a hybrid of “FRINGE” and “Bates Motel” combined with a typical weekly crime procedural. I guess the former comparison shouldn’t be surprising since the show’s Executive Producers are the same as those who launched “FRINGE.” Now, I am very dubious that this concept can be sustained on a weekly basis, but if the quality can remotely be maintained from the premiere, FOX has a big hit on its hands. I wish them, the writers/producers, and the viewers all the best of luck!

  • jp

    Good numbers for Sleepy Hollow and DWTS especially up against a good Monday Night Football game on ESPN. I think FOX should carefully treat Sleepy Hollow with kid gloves and not screw it up. The acting and writing on the first episode was very good.

  • Adam

    I believe and really do hope that this show keeps going stron, it will go down to like 7 milion or something. I believe this is the new fringe. Not the sam show and that yadayadayada, but like the way fox loved fringe, it will give it everything they have to keep it alive, maybe send it to fridays. anyone feeling this?

    I absoluteley loved the pilot.

  • Bitter Go On Fan (Former Bitter Ringer Fan)

    Great numbers for SH and pretty decent numbers for the ninth season premiere of Bones, it’s a shame is getting shipped to fridays on late fall, they should keep it on Mondays.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    [FOX] will give it everything they have to keep it alive, maybe send it to fridays. anyone feeling this?

    I hope it doesn’t slip to Fridays for new airings any time soon.


    Fox putting sleepy hollow on Fridays would be stupid. It going up I. The finals is insane and now fox has this and following and awesome bones doing well on Monday’s in ninth season. I agree with everyone burn off x factor Thursday and Friday. Maybe some people will tune into it but fox should invest nothing in it. Scripted shows are what fox should be worrying about. Dancing with the stars did very well.

  • rob60990

    FOX doesn’t have Sleepy Hollow until it stabilizes at a good rating.

    lol at CBS fanboys.

    Very smart of ABC to be showing Iron Man 2 tonight, a week before SHIELD’s premiere.

  • Alex

    The acting and writing on the first episode was very good.

    It really wasn’t. The writing in particular was awful and incredibly lazy but that’s what makes the show work. Sleepy Hollow has tapped into the so bad its good market whether or not it can maintain that remains to be seen.

  • HV

    Wow at Sleepy Hollow! Over doubled my expectations!
    Bones also did a little bit better than I expected.

  • Dan

    Sleepy Hollow may drop bit by bit each episode with competition, but I doubt it will be too much.

    @Omabin – No, FOX is contracted to have the X Factor hours as is, they wont cut it. Bones will move to Fridays but its not the end of the World.

    @Sara or Bill or Anyone – Is Sleepy Hollow one of this seasons 13 episode limited series?

  • Paulo PT

    Fox could move Almost Human to Thursday at 9pm (a good spot), holding Glee to midseason for tusday night.

    Bones on monday and encore and reality competition shows on fridays.

  • TVDude

    This is a great start for both Bones and Sleep Hollow are off to a great start. It kind of makes one forget about X-Factor. Hopefully this is a positive sign for the upcoming season.

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