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.


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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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  • senor chang

    I wouldn’t be so quick to write off Mom, especially not with We Are Men having tanked and The Millers still up in the air.

  • CBSviewer

    The Blacklist got a 3.6 or 3.5 ?

  • ReallyTired

    ABC should just move MNF back on broadcast tv to get any decent primetime ratings.

  • JR35

    Has DWTS ever scored below a 2.0 for a performance show? If not, it looks like it may be coming.

  • Oliver

    We Are Men? They are canceled!

  • Jrock

    NBC was super smart with their 10pm slot. The Blacklist is going to MURDER Hostages…dvr/TiVo really needs to count in this antiquated style of rating lol.

  • senor chang

    ah, The Blacklist got a 3.6. It’ll still probably see downwards adjustments, but a sub-10% drop isn’t bad at all!

  • snoot

    We are men was better than I thought it would be. But it won’t be around for long.

  • DenverDean

    CBS will swap TM and Hostages. Much less damage on 10 on Sunday when half the weeks the line-up is pushed late (nationally). CBS does not want to hurt BB – it still hasn’t negotiated a syndication package and after the disaster of MIJ last year, I doubt they want to damage it’s reputation with sub-par ratings.

  • Billy


    I agree 2BG will get a 4th season, but not because of syndication. CBS gets nothing out of syndication from a Warner Bros. show.

  • marcos

    they should’ve put Mike and Molly at 8:30 or switch with Mom. it’d be a great female-oriented lineup night

    8pm HIMYM
    8:30 Mom
    9:00 2BG
    9:30 M&M

  • s0303

    dwts :( i don’t watch it, but my mom loves it…

    hostages is actually a pretty good show…

    2bg is now getting the same rating as what partners premiered at last year…yikes…


    CBS is collapsing this year. Most of their new shows are doing bad

  • senor chang


    that’s what I would have done too, honestly.

  • Peter

    I just hope The Blacklist doesn’t tank whenever CBS decides to put in one of its procedurals in that spot against The Blacklist.

  • tvwatcher

    I predicted 3.6-3.7 for The Blacklist, hope it doesn’t adjust down much from that 3.6 due to The Voice! Great for Sleepy Hollow too – my Monday shows along with the irrepressible Bones! :D

  • Cougar Town Forever

    Ouch, not good for We Are Men. Dropped 1.1 from its lead in, and then back up 0.4 after. CBS will do fine this year, but they are heading in the wrong direction and will need to do some soul searching about where they want to go in the future.

    Pretty impressive that the Blacklist only dropped 0.2. That bodes well for NBC.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go Bones! Sleepy Hollow stays in the 3s!

    I forgot to sample We Are Men. Looks like everybody else did the same.

    The Blacklist is still doing very well. Castle is solid as a rock.

  • I LOVE TV!

    Last year’s Episode 2 of Revolution had 9.21 million viewers/3.4 adults 18-49… Way to go NBC!

  • bk8718

    So the play here for CBS is Mom to 8:30, Mike and Molly at 9:30 and one of the Friday shows replacing Hostages?
    And I know changing time slots for a show two or three episodes into its run is kind of absurd. But M&M isn’t going to get much of a boost from airing in a better time slot, so there’s really not much reason not to see if HIMYM can give Mom some ratings help, which 2BG seems incapable of doing.

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