TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice' Premieres Up From Previous Two Cycles, 'Sleepy Hollow' Dips + 'The Blacklist' Beats 'Hostages'

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September 24th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.6/12 2.7/7 2.5/7 2.3/6 1.3/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.4/10 2.3/7 2.0/6 1.6/5 1.1/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.982 8.338 7.610 12.737 3.382 0.726

Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Raiders/Broncos) was simulcast on the CW affiliate in Oakland. As a result, the CW numbers may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.


NBC was number one in Adults 18-49 and with total viewers

On NBC, the Voice season 5 premiere earned a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating, up from last fall's 4.2 and last spring's 4.8 adults 18-49 rating, and the highest Voice premiere premiere since the post-Super Bowl start of the second season on Feb. 5, 2012. The Blacklist  premiered to a 3.8 rating, down from the 4.1 that Revolution earned behind The Voice's fall season last year. Your predictions were too pessimistic for both shows.

On CBS, the one-hour season premiere of How I Met Your Mother  matched last year's 3.6 adults 18-49 premiere rating.  The season premiere of 2 Broke Girls earned a 2.8, down sharply from the 3.7 last year's season premiere earned. The series premiere of Mom earned a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. The series premiere of Hostages earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last year's premiere of Hawaii Five-0 in the time period.

On FOX, Bones scored a 1.9, down four tenths from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Sleepy Hollow garnered a 3.1, down four tenths from last week's 3.5 adults 18-49 premiere rating.

On ABC,  Dancing With the Stars fell to a 2.3 from last week's  3.1 adults 18-49 rating . The season premiere of Castle earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, up slightly from last year's 2.1 premiere rating.



Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 23, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC the Voice (8-10PM) -Premiere 4.9 13 14.67
CBS How I Met Your Mother -Premiere (8-9 PM) 3.6 10 9.19
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.3 6 13.36
FOX Bones 1.9 5 6.66
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.76
9:00PM FOX Sleepy Hollow 3.1 8 8.56
CBS 2 Broke Girls -Premiere 2.8 7 8.76
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -R 0.2 1 0.65
9:30PM CBS Mom -Premiere 2.5 6 7.92
CW Whose Line is it Anyway -R 0.3 1 0.73
10:00PM NBC The Blacklist 3.8 10 12.62
ABC Castle 2.2 6 11.48
CBS Hostages -Premiere 1.8 5 7.48


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/5 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • Amanda

    I believe Bones will adjusted up to 2.0. And very very good for Sleepy Hollow if Fox don’t renew that show i’ll be so mad. Also i don’t watch Castle but i’m little suprised for that show. Actually,i was expecting 2.4.

  • One @ Cyrax86

    ‘Twas inevitable, gentlemen. Mis-marketed, unsustainable and a bad show to boot. In what world does any of that make a hit?

  • charmedcraft

    Awesome for SH against TV; now I hope it gets adjusted up in the finals.

  • Petar

    @Don’t tell me the CBS audience is finally growing tired of the Crime Broadcasting System.

    You do know that BEST crime dramas NCIS, CSI, POI and CM are on CBS right???

    I think people are tired from these CBS comedies(not name TBBT) and if Mom was the best comedy than cbs are in real danger.

  • tom

    Poor Poor DWTS. That machine is no longer.

    Good for NBC, bad for CBS Hostages. Still don’t think it won’t be the first to be cancelled.

  • Andy

    Well CBS is quite obvious the biggest loser. Remember how dominant they used to be on this night?

  • CBSviewer

    Tuesday dramas will beat Monday Comedies on CBS ! Hostages would be a great Summer Show !

  • Tom

    Blacklist was ridiculous. You’d have to be prepared to almost completely suspend your sense of disbelief to buy into this show’s contrived storyline.

  • s0303

    not good for hostages…i think they promoted it way too much and people were sick of it before it even aired…

  • One @ Crim TV

    Modern Family wasn’t really “nurtured” from a scheduling perspective, cause it was always an anchor show. 2 Broke Girls started in the hole slot behind a bigger hit. Even if it consistently matched or beat its lead in. Also, the vagina jokes had an expiration date.

  • maya

    good it increase

    i think the voice win an emmy so the rating is high for first episod of the season and with the old judes are all back! so it is intersting to watch!

  • CrimTV

    Half hours for The Blacklist


  • Tommy M.

    Other than HIMYM CBS had a bad night.

  • bjssp

    It’ll be interesting to see if TV holds up tonight. If so, CF should see a nice boost.

  • snoot

    Very disappointed with 2BG and Mom’s ratings

  • jRobnyc

    I watched “Mim” and I was quite disappointed. Such great cast but the writing was very weak, I expected more from Chuck Lorre.

  • j

    “For a show no one thought would make it past season 1, to get to Season 4 or Season 5 (or longer) would be considered a great success for CBS.”

    Who the eff thought 2 Broke Girls wouldn’t last multiple seasons when it started off as a huge hit and built from HIMYM? It’s subsequent seasons that have fallen, but don’t pretend it’s some kind of Cinderella story.

  • One @ Tom

    I have an extreme ability to suspend my disbelief. Also, it was exciting, perhaps because of some of that silliness. Fun things happened. Explosive things.

  • Andy

    Blacklist dropped to a 3.5 at 10:30. Still gives it wiggle room …. I expect it to stay around 2.5 all season.

  • Petar

    I think partners premiere was 2.5 too but not sure in that.

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