TV Ratings Monday: 'The Voice', 'How I Met Your Mother' & 'Mom' Down, Slight Dips For 'Sleepy Hollow' & 'The Blacklist', 'We Are Men' Debuts Low, 'Bones' Up

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October 1st, 2013

The Blacklist Episode 2

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.3/12 2.6/7 2.1/6 2.1/6 1.3/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.2/10 2.0/6 1.5/5 1.6/5 1.2/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.461 7.497 12.157 6.773 3.407 1.148

Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Dolphins/Saints) was simulcast on the CW affiliate in Miami and the NBC affiliate in New Orleans. As a result, NBC and 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 earned a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 10 percent from last week's 5.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Blacklist  garnered a 3.6 down 5 percent from last week’s 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a tad pessimistic.

On CBS, How I Met Your Mother scored a 3.1 adults 18-49 premiere rating down 16 percent from a 3.7 for last week’s one hour premiere.  The series premiere of We Are Men notched a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from a 2.4 for last season’s premiere of Partners on September 24, 201 and ranking as CBS's lowest rated in season conedy debut ever2. 2 Broke Girls tied its series low with a 2.4 down 14 percent from last week’s 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Mom garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 12 percent from a 2.5 for last week’s premiere. Hostages earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 17 percent from a 1.8 for last week’s premiere.

On FOX, Bones scored a 2.2 up 16 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Sleepy Hollow garnered a 3.0 down 3 percent from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 premiere rating.

On ABC,  Dancing With the Stars earned a 2.0 down 13 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating . Castle notched  a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On the CW, the iHeartRadio Music Festival scored a 0.4 down 33 percent from a 0.6 on October 1, 2012.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 30, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.6/13  14.15
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.1/9 7.73
FOX Bones 2.2/6 7.07
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0/5  12.81
CW iHeart Radio Music Festival Night 1 (8-10PM) 0.4/1  1.05
8:30 CBS We Are Men - Series Premiere 2.0/5 6.40
9:00 FOX Sleepy Hollow 3.0/8 7.93
CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.4/6 7.59
9:30 CBS Mom 2.2/5 6.93
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 3.6/10  12.08
ABC Castle 2.2/6  10.9
CBS Hostages 1.5/4  5.99


In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.


    @ KJ

    Dare I ask, but I really wanna know, how many cable shows do you watch & which ones?

    I’m hooked on Mountain Men, IRT & Swamp People & tend to catch most Alaska realities. None on Network, though!

  • anon

    Well #reallypeople, in light of that ‘Scyfy drama’ idea, The CW is debuting their second season of BATB at 9PM next Mon (Oct 7th), which unfortunately probably won’t steal too many of Sleepy Hollow’s viewers, however overall it IS of the same genre. Even to the point of the relationship between the two leads being not only ‘scyfy’ (ie Vincent Keller, the former soldier/doctor/part-time beast) but also ‘interracial’, since they’re emphasizing the fact that Kristen Kruek’s character ‘Catherine’ is part Asian far more than they ever did for her character on Smallville.

  • NewEnglandMike

    I know it’s not going to change around here anytime soon — if ever — but as a 51-year-old man, I cringe at how anyone over 49 is automatically included in the “geriatric set” and people erroneously assume that I (and others my age) are just watching NCIS, CSI, Blue Bloods, The Good WIfe, etc or other “old people shows” on CBS.

    In the past week or so, I’ve watched Family Guy, Brooklyn, TBBT, The Blacklist, NFL, SHIELD, and H50. I don’t watch DWTS, 60 Minutes, etc. And that’s just for the networks. I also watched Homeland, and Masters and Johnson. And on HBO Go, I’m catching up on Game of Thrones.

    So the reason “Hostages” isn’t doing well is NOT because it doesn’t fit in with other CBS shows. If a show is good — or something I want to watch, I’ll find it on anywhere (CW, ABC Family, Starz, anywhere!)

  • Brandy

    2Broke Girls aw pretty good last night, one of thier better episodes in a long time.The need to write the male characters better.Im sad the ratings have fallen so much.I think the quality & writting suffered in season two and three.

  • John

    2Broke Girls……Bring Back Chestnut..Nuff Said lol

  • anna g

    OMG – it looks like Monday 8:30-10:00 pm is a new death slot for CBS. These numbers are really horrible – when will they air TBBT reruns or original episodes to revive the night. Also removing Mike and Molly was a huge mistake. OMG at Hostages – I predicted 1.6 demo and 7 million viewers but instead it crashed beyong belief. I’m wondering if H50 is back into that slot now that it seems to work perfectly with blue bloods.
    ABC on the other is doing nicely at 10 pm with Castle hitting 2.2 demo again. NBC has so far a hit after The Voice – The blacklist is so much better than the dreadful Revolution.


    @ NewEnglandMike

    Just take it in stride, pal! I’m now in my 3rd year on this site & think it’s an absolute howl how we’re automatically in wheel chairs on our 50th BD! (Just had my 60th & don’t feel or look a day over 40, I must say).

    The only net shows I watch that skew “old” are TGW & BB, as I regularly watch Bones, Sleepy Hollow, The Middle, Grimm & sometimes LMS & H50 (when I remember). I may start w/ Back In the Game (depending). Am looking forward to Dracula.

    I lean more to cable w/ SOA, AHS (a must), the shows listed above & my #1 is definitely Game Of Thrones! Glad you’re catching up w/ that one! Downton Abbey is probably the only “must” 4 me.

    Thanks for the “reveal!”

  • larrywitness

    Blacklist kicking Castles butt. Poor Castle

  • Joseph A

    Watched parts of THE VOICE but mostly caught this via Youtube clips ,

    BUT did watch THE BLACKLIST and really really liked the 2nd episode though will now have to go back and watch the 1st episode.

    CBS was solid for the night even if it did not win any given hour.

  • Josh

    I’m really disappointed in the ratings for Hostages the show is really good. I wish more people would tune in or maybe CBS can find a better home for the show.

  • James

    2 Broke Girls needs a complete over-hall. The writing is just terrible. Castle’s a big winner – ABC spends zero to promote it and it actually gains on DWTS in demo, beats the heavily promoted Hostages and makes a fortune in syndication. Nathan Fillion has a big fan-base. Moving H50 back to Mondays makes no sense. It will just share an audience with Castle and make Blacklist a bigger hit.

  • Sam

    Looks like Blacklist is going to stay above 3.0 for the season, which is really good for NBC.

  • C.S.Strowbridge

    larrywitness: “Blacklist kicking Castles butt. Poor Castle”

    I wouldn’t worry too much. Castle saw its ratings grow from DWTS, and that’s more important than beating another network. Shows compete with other shows on the same network when it comes to being canceled, not with shows on other networks on the same time slot.

  • reidjr

    What shows on Monday does everyone think are safe and what ones are in real trouble?

  • Tony JJ

    Hostages is such a great show! People watch it!!!!

    But CBS has trouble on this night, but luckily HIMYM brings viewers to this night but they are leaving so they need to remove We Are Men ASAP. (Will most likely wait another week but they should drop it today if they are smart). Put some TBBT repeats in there for a few weeks and that should help 2bg and mom. Then replace it with mike and Molly in November. If mike and Molly isn’t doing well. Switch mom and mike and Molly or premiere friends with better lives or bad teacher after HIMYM. but they need to find another hit comedy soon or next season they could be doomed.

    Sleepy Hollow is a hit! As well as blacklist, but will wait a few weeks to see if both stop dropping.

    Mom is actually a funny show and should’ve gotten the post HIMYM or TBBT slot to secure good ratings. I just hope The Millers premieres well and The Crazy Ones holds up otherwise this will be a long season for CBS

  • CrimTV


    What shows on Monday does everyone think are safe and what ones are in real trouble?

    (Excluding Reality shows)

    Fine (for now):
    – Castle
    – The Blacklist
    – Sleepy Hollow
    – Bones

    Saved By Syndication
    – 2 Broke Girls

    Could Be Safe if drops after this are not large
    – Mom

    Dead or Going to Die
    – We Are Men
    – Hostages

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    [Hostages] is really good. I wish more people would tune in or maybe CBS can find a better home for the show.

    You mean like Saturdays? Or maybe on The CW?

  • CrimTV


    Chance of Hostages moving to The CW is zero.

  • CraveRecords

    I think Mom should move to 8:30 and Mike & Molly should come in at 9:30 ASAP.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Chance of Hostages moving to The CW is zero

    I shoulda addedd a ;-)


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