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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  • CrimTV


    As much as I do not think 2BG will be canceled its impending syndication is irrelevant to CBS. Warner Bros. owns 2BG, not CBS.

    No! 2 Broke Girls will 100% get a 4th season.

  • senor chang

    Did The Blacklist get a 3.5 or a 3.6?

  • Ashley

    Yeah Sleepy Hollow!! Excellent retention week to week. Great show. Waiting for the Voice to keep going down. Not liking Christina.

  • Rebecca

    Wondering how long Robin and Barney’s wedding is going to drag out on HIMYM…I’ll still watch and enjoy, but I hope that wedding weekend wraps up before winter, lol. It’s still entertaining in the mean time. Drop We Are Men and bring back Mike & Molly or something else people will enjoy. I like Mom and hope it lasts a while. Glad Sleepy Hollow is still doing okay – quality-wise, it’s getting better each week IMO. I can’t watch it at night just before sleeping, though – I save it to stream during the day along with Castle.

  • r0ckmypants

    Did Blacklist get a 3.5 or 3.6? Text/table are different.

    Thankful We Are Men bombed… such a horrible show.

  • ReallyTired

    NBC is now the KING OF MONDAY.

  • Peter

    The Blacklist has great writing. Hopefully Megan Boones acting can get better because she has potential to be great if she worked on her acting a little bit. The Blacklist seems to be more like a 1980s style procedural like Cagney and Lacey whereby you had a case of the week mixed in with character stories like Lacey’s marriage to Harvey.

  • Ashley

    Go Sleepy Hollow! So happy! Hope it stays w/ these numbers. Also i’m surprised i didn’t expect 2.2 for Bones. It’s their 9th season and they’re still doing good. I don’t know if they’ll move to Fridays but they’ll definitely gt renewed for 10th season IMO. like the show or not, Castle’s and Bones’s fans are really loyal. Really happy with the ratings!

  • Nasir

    I dont watch it, but good job for the rise Bones.. I’d wish Mom rise. I think it’s hilarious. & No point in getting into Hostages now.

  • Josh

    2 Broke Girls will get renewed… season 3 = syndication. So stop saying it’s going to get canned… cause it won’t this year. Guaranteed a full season next year too.

    Great numbers for Sleepy Hollow and The Blacklist… both are holding up well and both are very, very good.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    We Are Men and Mom will be tossed aside, and in place Mike & Molly and another new show will be in place by midseason. If they get pulled early then repeats of BBT will go there, like last year.

    Sleepy Hollow is doing great, steady is better than falling!

  • I LOVE TV!

    And I actually thought iHeart would perform better this year…

  • chaarmedcraft

    I recorded TB last night so I could check out Hostages. Hostages is actually really good, I like it better than TB. It’s too bad about the ratings.

    Glad for SH, hope it gets adjusted up.

  • CBSviewer

    Hostages, Mom and We Are Men are DOA.
    Mike & Molly and Bad Teacher will premiere soon to replace the flops, Hostages will air its 15 episodes (after all it airs at 10 so it doesn’t really hurt CBS line-up).

  • Skylar James

    Great for Bones, Castle and Sleepy Hollow.

    Terrible for We Are Men, Hostages, and disappinting for 2 Broke Girls and How I Met Your Mother.

  • AlanHaliwell

    Why such low ratings for CBS comedy on Monday this season 2 broke girls did bad yet still 2nd of the night

  • Matt

    Wow, looks like sleepy hollow/blacklist have already stabilized

  • J.G.

    What I’m guessing will happen. H5O and Hostages will probably swap timeslots before
    sweeps, We Are Men will be pulled by next week and Mom will probably get
    moved to 8:30 after that.

  • Ryan

    Anyone who thinks 2 Broke girls is getting canned is dillusional. Season 4 is a gimme. With that said, it has certainly dipped since Season 1.

    We Are Men wasn’t anything great, but I did like it better than Partners at this same time last year.

  • CrimTV


    Thank you!

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