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

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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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  • Mon

    I’m not worried about 2BG but I still want it to rate well, above 3.0. CBS should do something about Monday comedies fast.

  • platypus Perry

    Good for Bones, Sleepy Hollow, Blacklist and The Voice as usual!

    Quick question.

    If a show is preempted in a certain market will the later airing for that original episode be added to the national ratings that aired outside the preempted market? It only seems fair to add it all together although seems thats not the way it works.

  • bjssp

    Not sure if I will check back in to SH all that quickly, but good for Fox for developing a legitimate hit.

    Also good for NBC and TB. I’d like to see it adjust up, but even if it adjusts down, it looks like it might be here to stay.

    ABC might be wise to switch Castle to a new night. Maybe Thursdays at 8:00 or even Tuesdays at 10:00? This slot could be used to nurture something new.

    CBS is down on the night, but not out. I expect Mom to be moved if The Millers fails on Thursdays.

  • reallypeople

    Amazing numbers for Sleepy Hollow. It’s amazing how genre seems to always be good counter programming to singing reality shows. Maybe other networks should consider.

    And how soon before FOX announces a plan for a Sleepy Hollow spin-off?

    Good for Blacklist too, but time will have to see if it collapses once removed from behind the Voice. (Which has been the blueprint in the past).

  • AlanHaliwell

    2BG is still doing ok for what everything else is Getting Its down but still 2nd for CBS Monday!They need Mike and molly at 8:30

  • skyfi

    I’m sorry to say, but SH will start to fall soon. Alcatraz was stable first weeks too.

  • JacobYates

    Go Sleepy Hollow! Should be getting a full season order soon.

  • halloween

    will Fox still move Sleepy Hollow for Almost Human

  • Chuck_T

    Good job for the Blacklist–it remained relatively stable.

  • AlanHaliwell

    !They need Mike and molly at 8:30 and 2BG at Nine

  • darius

    Who made the call to order We are men to series should handle his resignation to Les asap.An atrocious show!

  • k:Alex

    Except for The Big Bang, all the comedies of CBS will be back on Mondays.

    And good for NBC, as I predicted :)

  • Tommy M.

    The Blacklist did very well holding most of it’s audience from last week. It’s still too early to say but NBC may have a genuine winner here. CBS should be worried that only 1 show broke a 3. Sleepy Hollow is still holding strong. And ABC did about as well as to be expected. BTW has Castle ever out performed DWTS before?

  • Sarah

    So glad to Sleepy Hollow holding well in week 3. And JacobYates, they made a 13 ep season for a reason. It has a planned arc and come midseason the slot goes back to The Following. It could very well be renewed for another 13 ep season 2 that will air next fall, which is better for the show, I think

  • senor chang

    ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0/5 2.81

    …Young skew? :P

  • Charmed

    I think DWTS is supposed to be 12.81 million, not 2.81

  • Carl

    CBS has such generic, awful titles for sitcoms this season. “We Are Men” annoys the hell out of me for some reason, just on title alone. It sounds like The Man Show, which was supposed to be a parody. And “Mom,” which I did watch about five minutes of but which seemed to be trying too hard and felt like a backdoor pilot of Roseanne (working class mother is ashamed of her daughter who has sex with a boyfriend).

  • ludoredjohn

    Good to see Bones going up, Sleepy Hollow stable after a third week (who knew with a premise that sounded so preposterous), The Blacklist so-so stable still a decent result but IMO that is one to watch since it should have absorbed some viewers from the awful Hostages show. CBS has to rethink their Monday strategy cause it does not seem to be working.

  • grey

    Are those numbers for “DWTS” right? :-0 Whoa.

  • CrimeDawg

    Great to see The Blacklist hold up in its second week. Really enjoying that one.
    CBS is definitely down on Monday’s might be time to move one of the Thursday shows back.
    Maybe they should change the title of Hostages to NCIS Hostages and it would automatically do 15 million viewers.

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