Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice' Adjusted Up; 'The Blacklist' & 'iHeartRadio Music Festival' Adjusted Down

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October 1st, 2013

The Voice September 30

The Voice was adjusted up a tenth,  while the iHeartRradio Music Festival was adjusted down a tenth and The Blacklist was adjusted down three tenths among adults 18-49  versus Monday's preliminary ratings.


Monday September 30, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10:02PMPM) 4.7/13 14.12
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.1/9 7.87
FOX Bones 2.2/6 7.26
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10:01PM) 2.0/5 13.10
CW iHeart Radio Music Festival Night 1 (8-10PM) 0.3/1 0.94
8:30 CBS We Are Men - Series Premiere 2.0/6 6.61
9:00 FOX Sleepy Hollow 3.0/8 7.97
CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.4/6 7.72
9:30 CBS Mom 2.2/6 7.00
10:00 NBC The Blacklist (10:02-11PM) 3.3/9 11.35
ABC Castle (10:01-11PM) 2.2/6 10.88
CBS Hostages 1.5/4 5.96


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

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

  • K


    Of course it is going to be a bore, if you’re not watching the episode from the beginning.

  • Peter

    That’s not that much of a drop for Blacklist. Fringe had far worse retention.

  • grey

    It will also be interesting to see what the ratings are for delayed viewing of “The Blacklist” will be especially in comparison to these ratings.

  • Networkman

    I do think Mom had great retention following 2 Broke Girls. I’m wondering if many viewers failed to return to CBS after the blackout in August, where they were not able to get the network due to the contract dispute. The main issue could be the older audiences who enjoy CBS dramas simply do not care for these Monday night comedies which are supposed to be more young skewing. But now the younger demographics have tuned out to watch The Voice, so the comedies are not able to consistently bring in large amount of viewers.

  • Mark Drei

    FOX can tell NBC about how hard it is to launch a hit after a singing competition. Only House and Glee have enjoyed long term success after leaving Idol. Fringe got as high as a 5.0 after Idol and as low as a .8 after leaving it. ‘Til Death got as high as a 6.4 after Idol and as low as a .5 on Sunday.

    Smash completely crashed without The Voice. Same for Go On and The New Normal. Revolution is doing okay but will never be a big hit again. Grimm saw minimal gains from a Voice lead in. And Chicago fire did only a half point bettter than it’s previous series high that had half the lead in.

  • Peter

    I think Go Ons problem was poor scheduling which helped cannibalize the ratings.

  • Cory Stark

    The Voice is the only massive hit reality left. The Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, The X Factor, and Shark Tank were all in the 2’s last week. Undercover Boss was in the 1’s. The Voice as gotten 4’s and 5’s. I think Idol can premiere in the 4’s, but will fall to the 2’s by the end.

  • Tina

    The Voice will fall after the Blinds and Battle rounds. But I agree this season is boring so far the singers aren’t that great IMO.

  • KMS53

    I thought The Blacklist pilot was very good and Megan Boone was impressive. However, I can see where a lot of people wouldn’t make it the thing to watch. As it moves along, the format is at real risk of dragging, leaning toward the predictable or melodramatic, or just devolving into little more than an FBI procedural. However, I will give it five episodes probably before I decide.

    Hostages: so much talent, so little for it to do. Plus, with its 15 episode story, it occurs to me that the audience has no motivation to watch it now since renewal is not a real option. That is, they’re waiting for the DVD.

    Sleepy Hollow’s ratings surprise me. While they get points for laying out the whole mythology in the Pilot, the concept feels old and tired and messy and by episode two, the amount of exposition was worrisome. But hey, maybe that’s just me. Tom Mison does well and the chemistry between him and the female lead whose name I can’t recall is decent. And it could turn out to be just really fun. Again, I’ll hang for at least five episodes.

  • Angie

    If Sleepy Hollow gets its back nine than what will happen when The Following comes back? Will the Following be on a new night?

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Sleepy Hollow’s ratings surprise me. While they get points for laying out the whole mythology in the Pilot, the concept feels old…

    250 years old! ;-) :-)

  • busy06

    Too early to tell whether The Blacklist is really a hit or just getting help from The Voice.

    Meanwhile Sleep Hollow is the real sleeper hit of the season. Fox has to be happy with it’s Mondays, Bones is performing admirably.


    And the exuberence for “The Blacklist” continues as does “Sleepy Hollow”

    Let’s hope it holds

  • Benjamin

    If Sleepy Hollow gets 22 episodes, the easy course is to move it to 8PM when The Following starts and let it finish its run straight through. After the end of Sleepy Hollow – Almost Human, Bones, or 24 could go in at Monday 8PM for the end of the season, depending on FOX’s other schedule needs.

    If Almost Human premieres and manages to outperform Sleepy Hollow, then we can wonder about Sleepy having to move for The Following. Either way, The Following is fixed Mondays at 9PM for the Winter/Spring bar some shocking event we can’t forsee at this time.

    I’m sure FOX loves the issue of finding room for more successful dramas than assigned drama slots. Beats not having enough successful dramas.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Oliver – “…also, my guess is that Fox will give Sleepy Hollow a backorder taking it up to February.”

    Depending how Fox schedules Sleepy Hollow, they may not need any additional episodes to bring it up to February.

  • eridapo

    I dont like either The Blacklist or Sleepy Hallow.. i dont get it Hostages is awesome i wonder why people arent watching. Is it to hard to follow for some.. i dont know. I like it and it gained viewers with L+3 days so people watched it. I wonder whats going on.

    I believe the problem lies not in the quality of the show but rather that it is (fan excuse bingo) in the wrong night with incompatible comedies. The CBS comedies audience is different than the audience a show like Hostages would hope to attract or targets. You also add the element that is serialized whereas those other shows are not. Sure you can make the argument that the Voice audience is as incompatible as the audience for The Blacklist, but when you consider that size of the audience when compare to the CBS leadins you can still lose half the viewers and end up with a solid rating.

  • eridapo

    It’s funny, there are like 5 shows above 3.0 then everything else is somewhat low below a 2.4

    Welcome to the era of audience fragmentation….. 100+ channels each trying to get your attention..

  • Gregg

    Wow the blacklist is dropping faster than revolution. In a few weeks Castle will be. Back on top, killing another show from NBC

  • TVDude

    Don’t worry CBS midseason you can just bring Rules of Engagement back to help your Monday lineup… wait, no? Is it too late to un-cancel it? Hopefully Mike and Molly will do the job this year.

    The Blacklist is doing great so far. Hopefully it will level out soon and be a solid 3.0ish show for NBC.

  • Judy912

    So pleased that CASTLE did as well as it did. I realize that most viewers were eager to try BLACKLIST and it did extraordinarily in the ratings. I hope that CASTLE grows in the demo and overall audiences to keep it on the air for it’s the most entertaining program I watch each week and I’ll be a diehard loyal until it’s no longer on the air.

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