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.

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  • KJ

    @The Old Man: Duck Dynasty, Project Runway, Ink Masters, Pawn Stars, Tosh.0, The Challenge, Ridiculousness, Amish Mafia, The Real World, Hoarding:Buried Alive, Hoarders, Tabitha Takes Over, Storm Chasers, Swamp People, Best Ink, Rachel Zoe Project, Deadliest Catch, Face Off, Ice Road Truckers, Mythbusters, and more.

  • Cam


    Yeah! I’m all for that! Come on FOX, get with it!

  • AdamP

    Has anyone else noticed that nearly all of CBS’ shows have slipped in the ratings this season (besides TBBT and HIMYM). By this basis, I don’t see We Are Men as a bigger failure than Partners, though I do still think it will be canceled come November sweeps.

    Out of 17 current shows, CBS only has 6 that are at or above their scripted average:
    The Big Bang Theory
    The Crazy Ones
    How I Met Your Mother
    NCIS: Los Angeles
    Two and a Half Men

    I think CBS’ bar for success should lower a little this season, though I would still consider Hostages and We Are Men flops, I think that Mom isn’t as huge a failure as some are making it out to be.
    If I was in charge at CBS, I wouldn’t be worried about Mom just yet, but that’s just me.

  • eridapo

    What is hurting Hostages is that its target audience is similar to The Blacklist, and unfortunately for Hostages is doesn’t have the lead-in the Blacklist has. Also the shows airing before it are comedies and the audiences who would those comedies for the part would not stay for a serious drama. H50 was a drama, but it had some funny banter between the team that allowed for an easy transition.

    If you move the Mentalist to Monday, you run the risk of each show cannibalizing each other’s audience. I believe these two show share an audience, and I would say that since Castle has been a staple on Monday those who watch both shows would watch Castle live and then tune in to the Mentalist…..

    POI does not make sense to me because I believe it is a good fit for Tuesday with the predominantly male demo of the night for CBS.

  • Mike

    To echo what a lot of peeps here are saying-I watched Hostage last night,thought it was a great thriller and cant believe the low ratings.

  • Dorothy5334

    I really enjoy both blacklist and hostages..

    I’m still a bit surprised that Dancing with the stars dropped so low.. I have a feeling next season will be the last..

  • gary m

    If you look up the word “cancelled” in the dictionary, they show a picture of Jerry O’Connell.

  • Austin

    Sleepy Hollow and The Blacklist deserve great ratings. I’m highly anticipating next year when 2 Broke Girls is cancelled. But they’ll still be renewed for a 4th season for syndication.

  • Derrick

    Hostages is a really good show. The ratings make no sense.

  • bluejays

    CBS Mondays are a MESS. I really hope they don’t move HFO back to Monday because it will die a death and be cancelled for def, whereas on Friday it is only a bubble show so far.

    CBS really messed up when they moved Men so prematurely. A stupid move that did nothing to bolster POI (hence it now being a ten pm drama) and will do nothing to boost Elementary etc as witnessed by last weeks ratings.

    They should never, ever have messed with the night after only one year of stability following the year when Men went into meltdown. What a stupid decision.

    ABC have got to be pleased as punch with Castle. It’s like the little show that could. I don’t get why, it is sooooo old fashioned to me I can’t get it acheiving a youngish demo at ten, compared to DWTS before it….but it does and all kudos to it.

    Good numbers for The Blacklist but I can easily see it making the same swan dive as the other post The Voice Monday night dramas have as time goes by. Which begs the question; who are these people who just sit and keep the channel on after The Voice has ended? Until like, halfway through the season, when they realize they are watching something lame? Weird.

    Great for Sleepy Hollow.

  • lostboy

    @ gary m
    Jerry O’Connell LMAO

    If you look up the word “cancelled” in the dictionary, they show a picture of Jerry O’Connell.

    Now that is funny. It almost takes my gloom, and doom and sting of Revolution being cancelled on NBC a way.
    NBC did it this year BlackList is a hit. I am sure CF will hit high 2 tonight. CBS should have put POI on Mondays and Hostages on Tuesday.

  • ToXiX

    We Are Men :(

  • Ray

    Sleepy Hollow numbers could be low since the Fox Network was down in parts if not all of Kansas City last night from at least 8-9PM CT. Haven’t been able to confirm if it was only SureWest with the outage or all outlets.

  • Feedback

    CBS should regret canceling Rules of Engagement.

  • karin

    CBS 4th deserevd

  • karin

    but the bones ratings are curious…

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    It almost takes my gloom, and doom and sting of Revolution being cancelled on NBC away.

    Did I miss the press release?

  • Movie12

    What’s happening to 2 Broke Girls??? CBS ratings on Mondays are now horrible.
    It needs to be back on top.

  • Networkman

    I agree We Are Men and now Mom aren’t doing any better than what Rules of Engagement would be capable of doing. But after 7 years, and the way Rules was being treated by the network, I know that the actors had to simply be ready for it to end.

  • No_Lie

    @Dante said – “The Blacklist- owning and taking names. Wait until tomorrow’s Chicago Fire ratings and you will see how DISMAL the numbers for those firemen compare to Blacklist.”

    Your comment makes no sense at all. So Chicago Fire may get a lower rating than the Blacklist in a different timeslot up against completely different shows. So what?

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